Successful 2017 Community Building Partnership Recipients Announced

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The Electorate of Cessnock has secured grant funding of $299,980 for a total of nineteen projects as part of the NSW Government’s 2017 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 the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr, MP, said he was pleased that the Cessnock Electorate has received this State Government funding.

This grassroots funding will directly benefit our local communities and will deliver vital new infrastructure and help pay for much-needed improvements to local sports facilities, parks and clubs.

The successful Projects in the Cessnock Electorate for 2017 are:

  • Bellbird Preschool Inc. Playground repairs – $22,517.00
  • Branxton Croquet Club Upgrade of lawn – $6,000.00
  • Branxton Greta Amateur Swimming Club Construction of shade structure and storage shed – $21,000.00
  • Cessnock City Council Bellbird Community Hall toilet upgrade and extension – $31,275.00
  • Cessnock District Hockey Association Refurbish canteen facility – $6,600.00
  • Cessnock Minor Rugby League Lighting upgrade at Mount View Park – $20,000.00
  • Cessnock PCYC Outdoor community youth hub – $16,079.00
  • Edgeworth Senior Soccer Club Inc. Lighting upgrade for Jack McLaughlan Oval – $20,200.00
  • Greta Rural Fire Brigade Steel mesh lockers for structural firefighting uniforms – $10,672.00
  • Greta Tidy Towns Committee Upgrade of entrance to Greta Cemetery – $11,500.00
  • Hope Valley Christian Church Inc Purchase of a 16 seater bus – $20,000.00
  • Kurri Golf Club Ltd Replacement of existing corrugated iron roofing – $30,000.00
  • Kurri Kurri Community Services Ltd KKCC energy efficiency refurbishment – $20,000.00
  • Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance Inc Construction of a sheltered area for  the Holmesville Community Garden meeting area – $15,425.00
  • Mai-Wel Ltd Richmond Vale work skills project – $3,606.00
  • Mums’ Cottage Inc Painting and office fitout – $4,510.00
  • Sugarvalley Neighbourhood Centre Defibrillator and electronic signage for Sugarvalley Neighbourhood Centre – $11,444.00
  • Towns With Heart Inc Storage shed for Kurri Kurri Visitor Information Centre – $25,652.00
  • Weston Heritage & Tidy Town Committee Purchase of ride on lawn mower – $3,500.00

Mr Barr offered his congratulations to the recipients who were successful in their application and is pleased that this funding will help community groups and sporting organisations to  make a positive difference in their local communities.

Further details of the program and all successful grants funded for the 2017 program can be found at under the ‘2017 grants’ tab.