November 19, 2018

$330,000 in funding announced for Ballina electorate

Photo: Tamara Smith MP with members of the Richmond Valley Woodcrafters who have received a Community Building Partnership grant of $20,000 to purchase a Lucas mobile saw mill and other equipment.

Member for Ballina Tamara Smith today announced the electorate of Ballina has secured $330,000 in funding for a total of 19 projects through the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership Program.

Member for Ballina Tamara Smith said the State government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities including an outdoor space supporting people with a disability in Ballina, the repair and refurbishment of the Mullumbimby Gateway, a computer systems upgrade for the Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre, and weather protection for a children’s play area at Alstonville Public School.

“This is fantastic news for our region, this grassroots funding will directly help to create a more vibrant and inclusive local community with positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes,” Ms Smith said.

“I congratulate all the organisations that were successful in their application and look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area.”

The Community Building Partnership program has funded some 13,800 community projects since it commenced nearly a decade ago.

For more information about the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, visit

Ballina – Community Building Partnership program 2018 Successful Projects


Project title

Amount Funded

Ewingsdale Community Hall and Progress Association Inc.

Ewingsdale Hall Upgrade and Sign


The Northcott Society

Therapy and Outdoor Space Supporting People With Disability in Ballina


Byron Bay High School P & C Assoc.

CAPAL Outdoor Learning Space


The Scouts Association of Australia NSW Branch

Repair and Renovate Alstonville Scout Hall


Tuckombil Landcare Inc.

Teven Memorial Park Development and Extension


Brunswick Heads Public School P & C Assoc.

Construction of Outdoor Classroom and Community Space: The Green Room


Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers Inc.

Flying Fox Release Aviary


Alstonville Primary School P & C Assoc.

Weather Protection for Children’s Lower Play Area


The Scouts Association of Australia NSW Branch

Construction of Dividing Wall, Privacy Memorabilia Wall and Shelving


Alstonville Croquet Club Inc.

Establishing a Clubhouse


Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club - Kitchen Refurbishment


Brunswick Heads Tennis Club Inc.

Clubhouse Roof Replacement and Extension


Richmond Valley Woodcrafters Club Inc.

Purchase Lucas Mobile Saw Mill Model 6-18, Ancillary Equipment Plant


Surf Life Saving Far North Coast Branch Inc.

New All-Terrain Vehicle - Shelley Beach


Ocean Shores Preschool Inc.

Painting Internal and External


Mullumbimby Gateway Association Inc.

The Mullumbimby Gateway - Repair, Refurbish and Renew


Ballina Outrigger Canoe Club

B.O.A.S.T. (Ballina Outrigger Athletic Senior Tribe)


Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce Inc.

Computer Systems Upgrade For The Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre


Byron Bay Community Association Inc.

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