19 projects get a share
NATIONALS Member for Lismore Thomas George MP has announced 19 projects would share in $300,000 for the upgrading and construction of community infrastructure.
The funding has been provided under the NSW Government's Community Building Partnership program.
Mr George said he was delighted the NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell announced the roll out of 1235 community projects throughout the state as a part of $90 million allocated to the program over four years.
"Local construction jobs and businesses will benefit from the activity as community infrastructure is upgraded and constructed," Mr George said.
"While the NSW Government is getting on with the job of delivering major infrastructure projects, like the Lismore Base Hospital and Murwillumbah Hospital redevelopments, we understand important local community infrastructure benefits too.
"There was strong competition for the available funds and a high level of interest from the community with almost 2,500 applications received across the state in total.
"I look forward to seeing the benefits to our communities as projects are undertaken and more importantly put into use across the electorate," Mr George said.
Projects to receive funding are:
Nimbin Preschool and Childcare Assoc Inc - installation of solar power.
Lismore Thistles Soccer Club Inc - upgrade to fencing.
RED (Realising Every Dream) Inc - installing a wheelchair accessible toilet in a community facility.
Australian Red Cross - provision of a Red Cross sign at the tea rooms.
Murwillumbah Showground Trust - construction of new security/safety fencing
Lismore Men and Family Centre Inc - installation of welding bay, dust extraction.
Life Education NSW Limited - purchase of a new electrical system for audio visual.
Murwillumbah Community Men's Shed - renovation of workshop and roof.
Rock Valley Hall Inc - upgrade of the toilet facilities, repair to roof and minor repairs and painting.
Goonellabah Tennis Club Inc - construction of a tennis practice wall.
Lismore City Lions Club Inc - upgrade of the catering caravan and BBQ trailer.
Lismore Rowing Club Inc - construction and upgrade of launching facilities for boating on Wilsons River.
Kyogle P A & H Society Inc - erection of new showground fencing.
Tweed Valley Woodcrafters Association Inc - upgrade of toilet facility.
Federal School of Arts Association Inc refurbishment and maintenance at the Federal.