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Twenty-two Cessnock projects share in $400,000

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Twenty-two projects in the Cessnock electorate will share in $400,000 in funding, courtesy of the NSW Government’s 2021 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program.

The initiative was established in 2009 by the then Labor government and has provided financial assistance for more than 16,000 ventures across the state to build or upgrade local facilities.

Among the beneficiaries were the Early Links Inclusion Support Service, who received $50,000 for an office and community space fit-out; Mount View High School P&C Association towards outdoor fitness pods ($46,831) and Masonic Holdings for a $38,500 bathroom refurbishment at the Weston Masonic Hall.

The Cardiff District Men’s Shed Inc and Bellbird Public School P & C Association collected $30,000 each.

Cessnock state MP Clayton Barr admitted the NSW Government funds would deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities including outdoor fitness pods, shade for playgrounds, floodlighting, security fencing and doors, and covered walkways.

“It is always great to see money being injected into our community,” he said.

“Seeing our local community groups and organisations completing the projects funded by the Community Building Partnership program is always a highlight.

“I congratulate all those who were successful in their application.

“I look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area.”

In 2022, there will be $400,000 allocated to each state electorate.

Applications for the 2022 program open in early 2022.

For more information about the NSW Government’s CBP program, visit www.nsw.gov.au/cbp

The full list of successful projects in the Cessnock electorate for the 2021 round are:

  • Early Links Inclusion Support Service – Project remodel – office and community space fit out – $50,000
  • Mount View High School P&C Association – Outdoor fitness pods – $46,831
  • Masonic Holdings – Weston Masonic Hall bathroom refurbishment – $38,500
  • Cardiff District Men’s Shed Inc – Shed refurbishment mezzanine floor – $30,000
  • Bellbird Public School P & C Association – Covered walkways – $30,000
  • Cessnock Woodturners Inc – Purchase a mobile sawmill – $28,987
  • Cessnock West Public School P&C Association – Cessnock West electronic billboard – $25,000
  • Richmond Vale Railway Museum – Rebuilding the Number 1 Bridge – $20,460
  • Kearsley Community Sporting Association Inc – Stage 2 floodlighting George Jeffrey Park Kearsley – $17,600
  • Sunnyfield – Cooking up a storm in Kurri Kurri – $16,000
  • Edgeworth Community Preschool Inc – Come and Have a Yarn with Us – $11,800
  • Cessnock City Council – Brunner Park Branxton shade sail – $10,000
  • Nulkaba P&C Association – New playground for Nulkaba Public School – $10,000
  • Girl Guides Association (NSW) – Kurri Kurri – Kurri Kurri Guide Hall electrical re-wiring – $10,000
  • Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) – Classroom repairs for Aspect Hunter School for autistic students (Abermain) – $10,000
  • Mt Sugarloaf Croquet Club Inc – Provide an undercover area for members to mix and socialise – $9,600 Cessnock Athletics Centre Inc – Security fencing at Turner Park – $9,341
  • The Canopy Inc – Shade for children’s play at Cameron Park Community Centre – $5,810
  • Country Women’s Association of NSW – Cessnock Branch – Security doors and inbuilt storage for bridge tables – $5,071
  • West Wallsend Amateur Soccer Club – Purchase and installation of removable soccer goals – $5,000
  • Cessnock City Council – Branxton community awning project – $5,000
  • Cessnock District Hockey Association Inc – Ride on lawn mower – $5,000 

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