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Clayton Barr, MP, State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock advises the following applicants were successful in receiving funding from the Cessnock Electorate’s $400,000 Community Building Partnership funding allocation for 2014, with recipients only recently being announced:

Cessnock City Council – Birralee Park Amenities replacement – $132,298.00

Lodge Paxton – Kitchen Update – $16,000.00

Branxton RSL Sub-Branch – Update to ageing Hall – $34,354.00

Hunter Care Ltd – Security and Safety Upgrades for the Hunter Life Education Centre – $4,467.00

Cessnock Tennis Club Inc – Replacement of one light pole and three light control switches – $13,000.00

Kurri Kurri Speedway Club Inc – New Amenities Blocks – $8,000.00

Branxton District Netball Club – Construction Netball Courts at Miller Park, Branxton – $20,000.00

Cessnock District Netball Association – Cessnock Netball – Solar System – $17,600.00

Cessnock Croquet Club Inc – Establishing a new Croquet Club in existing neglected community infrastructure – $4,874.00

Lake Macquarie Live Steam and Locomotive Society – Tarmacing an access road for visitors – $50,000.00

Mount Sugarloaf Pony Club – Establish Beginners Yard – $23,800.00

Harry Meyn Foundation Ltd – Harry Meyn Foundation office fit out – $30,000.00

Kearsley Public School P&C Association – Canteen kitchen upgrade Kearsley Public School – $16,440.00

Trustees of Church Property for the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle – Refurbishment of Church Hall – Christ Church Mount Vincent – $5,500.00

Weston Community Preschool Inc – Flag pole – $880.00

Masonic Holdings Limited Kurri Kurri – Building Maintenance of Weston Masonic Centre – $22,787.00

‘Congratulations to all the successful applicants.  With a large number of applications lodged, I know there are many disappointed groups in the area who continue to work hard for our community who missed out’ said Mr Barr.  ‘This funding allows for much work to be done to improve facilities that all members of the groups can use’.