The Cessnock Electorate has received $300,000 in funding for a total of 21 projects through the NSW Government's 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.
The program, 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.
The Cessnock Electorate's successful recipients for 2019 were:
- The Scouts Association of Australia NSW Branch - fire pit area for 1st Kurri Kurri Scout Group ($4000)
- Cessnock City Council - Drain Oval facility upgrade ($10,000)
- Edgeworth Community Preschool - outdoor shade sail ($20,000)
- Kearsley Community Sporting Association - flood lighting at Jeffrey Park ($23,650)
- Country Women's Association of NSW Cessnock Branch - building refurbishments ($6500)
- Branxton Public School P&C - Branxton Public Goes Digital ($22,000)
- Compass Housing Services - Weston Community Hub ($30,000)
- Cessnock Multipurpose Children's Centre - Out of School Hours Care ($20,000)
- Sugar Valley Neighbourhood Advancement Group - bathroom amenities refurbishment ($16,000)
- Lake Macquarie City Council - Holmesville Community Hall air conditioning ($5000)
- Masonic Holdings Ltd - Weston Masonic Centre electrical systems refurbishment ($3600)
- Mulbring Public School P&C - covered walkway ($18,890)
- Branxton Greta Little Athletics - new mower ($9600)
- Cessnock Minor Rugby League - Mount View Park lighting ($20,000)
- Weston Workers Bears Football Club - Scoreboard/noticeboard upgrade ($30,000)
- Branxton Tennis Club - lighting upgrade ($18,120)
- Trustees of Church Property for the Diocese of Newcastle - St Luke's Millfield fencing project ($10,780)
- West Wallsend Amateur Soccer Club - high boundary fence ($8482)
- Police Citizens Youth Clubs - PCYC Cessnock meeting room and hall repairs ($9281)
- Abermain-Weston Hawks Rugby League - Howe Park scoreboard, PA system and fencing ($10,687)
- Cessnock City Hornets Football Club - junior football training facilities expansion ($3410)
Cessnock MP Clayton Barr said the State Government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities and will directly help many of our community groups and organisations.
"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," Mr Barr said.
"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."
Applications for the 2020 round will open May 4 at www.nsw.gov.au/cbp.