Successful 2016 Community Building Partnership Recipients Announced

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The State Electorate of Cessnock has secured grant funding of $300,000.00 for a total of 19 projects as part of the NSW Government’s 2016 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program.

The Community Building Partnership Program, first introduced by the Labor Government in 2009 has provided funding to hundreds of community groups, sporting clubs and councils across NSW to build or upgrade local facilities.

The State Member for Cessnock, Clayton Barr said he was pleased to receive this State Government funding.  The funding will aim to create more vibrant and inclusive communities and deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes.

The successful Projects in the Cessnock Electorate for 2016 are:

Abermain Weston Hawks Rugby League Inc.Seating$2,500
Kurri Kurri Rugby League Football ClubInstallation of Lighting Pole on Training Field$12,000
Branxton Preschool Inc.Let’s Go Outside – Teaching children sustainability in the great outdoors$3,100
Kurri Kurri Little Athletics Centre Inc.Defibrillator and First Aid Kit$2,500
Playgroup Association of NSW Inc.Cessnock LGA Play Trailer$4,590
Cessnock City CouncilAyrfield Miners Memorial Park Multi-Purpose Court Renewal$12,000
Cessnock City CouncilCreation of Youth Centre Hub for Cessnock Local Government Area$38,000
Lake Macquarie City CouncilAutomatic Irrigation System for Edgeworth No.2 Oval, Edgeworth$23,200
Kurri Kurri Minor Rugby League Inc.Storage Building and BBQ Area$35,000
Sugarvalley Neighbourhood Centre Advancement Group IncEnhancing the capacity and facilities for services and the community$15,951
Abermain Bowling & Recreation Club Ltd.Safety Handrails for all ramps and Stairs$11,000
Valley Artists IncorporatedLED stage lighting: a brighter future for Valley Artists$4,142
Finding Yellow LimitedFinding Yellow Transport Enhancement Project$43,000
Edgeworth Junior Soccer Club Inc.Edgeworth Junior Soccer Club Canteen Upgrade$5,000
Branxton Greta Business ChamberAdditional sheltered picnic table and benches at Branxton Oval.$11,175
Cessnock & District Agricultural Association IncorporatedSupply & Installation of 11 Replacement Power Boxes$37,000
The Canopy IncorporatedSolar Panels at Cameron Park Community Centre$23,443
Richmond Vale Preservation Co-operative Society Ltd.Installation of solar panels to reduce increasing electricity costs$8,899
Cessnock District Aeromodellers ClubSport field maintenance equipment$7,500

“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.” 

Further details of the program and all successful grants funded for the 2016 program can be found at under the ‘successful grants’ tab.