Successful Applicants for the 2019 Community Building Partnership Program – Cessnock Electorate

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State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr, MP, announced today the Cessnock Electorate received $300,000 in funding for a total of twenty one projects through the NSW Government’s 2019 Community Building Partnership Program (CBPP).

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

The program awards grants to the community to invest in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes, while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr, MP said the State Government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities and will directly help many of our community groups and organisations.

Successful applicants as follows:

  • The Scouts Association of Australia NSW Branch – Fire Pit Area for 1st Kurri Kurri Scout Group
  • Cessnock City Council – Drain Oval Facility Upgrade
  • Edgeworth Community Preschool Inc. – Outdoor Shade Sail
  • Kearsley Community Sporting Ass. Inc. – Flood Lighting Jeffrey Park Kearsley
  • Country Women’s Association of NSW – Cessnock Branch – Refurbishments that will Complete Building Upgrade
  • Branxton Public School P & C Assoc. – Branxton Public Goes Digital
  • Compass Housing Services Co Ltd. – Weston Community Hub
  • Cessnock Multipurpose Children’s Centre Ltd. – Meeting Cessnock’s Growing Needs for Out of School Hours Care.
  • Sugarvalley Neighbourhood Advancement Group Inc. – Sugarvalley Neighbourhood Centre Bathroom Amenities Refurbishment.
  • Lake Macquarie City Council – Supply and Install Air Conditioning – Homesville Community Hall
  • Masonic Holdings Ltd. – Refurbishment of Electrical Systems – Weston Masonic Centre
  • Mulbring Public School P & C Assoc. – Covered Walkway – Classroom to the Bathroom
  • Branxton Greta Little Athletics – New Mower
  • Cessnock Minor Rugby League – Mt View Park – Lighting (Stage 2)
  • Weston Workers Bears Football Club Inc. – Upgrade to Regional Sporting Facility Scoreboard/Noticeboard
  • Branxton Tennis Club Inc. – Upgrade Tennis Court Lighting to LED.
  • Trustees of Church Property for the Diocese of Newcastle – St Luke’s Millfield Fencing Project
  • West Wallsend Amateur Soccer Club Inc. – High Boundary Fence Preventing Balls Leaving Fields
  • Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW Ltd. – PCYC Cessnock – Meeting Room and Hall Repairs
  • Abermain-Weston Hawks Rugby League Inc. – Howe Park Scoreboard, PA System and Fencing
  • Cessnock City Hornets Football Club Inc. – Junior Football Training Facilities Expansion

Mr Barr said “This is fantastic news in a time when we need good news, it is great to see so many community groups and organisations receiving funding across the Electorate.”

“I congratulate all the organisations that were successful in their application and look forward to seeing these projects completed and making a difference to our local community.”

The Community Building Partnership Program will open for applications 4 May – 12 June 2020. Further information to come at in April.