$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 www.nsw.gov.au/cbp


Ballina – Community Building Partnership program 2018 Successful Projects

Organisation

Project title

Amount Funded

Ewingsdale Community Hall and Progress Association Inc.

Ewingsdale Hall Upgrade and Sign

$7,500

The Northcott Society

Therapy and Outdoor Space Supporting People With Disability in Ballina

$15,000

Byron Bay High School P & C Assoc.

CAPAL Outdoor Learning Space

$30,000

The Scouts Association of Australia NSW Branch

Repair and Renovate Alstonville Scout Hall

$6,000

Tuckombil Landcare Inc.

Teven Memorial Park Development and Extension

$8,000

Brunswick Heads Public School P & C Assoc.

Construction of Outdoor Classroom and Community Space: The Green Room

$9,095

Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers Inc.

Flying Fox Release Aviary

$12,000

Alstonville Primary School P & C Assoc.

Weather Protection for Children’s Lower Play Area

$32,369

The Scouts Association of Australia NSW Branch

Construction of Dividing Wall, Privacy Memorabilia Wall and Shelving

$7,000

Alstonville Croquet Club Inc.

Establishing a Clubhouse

$20,000

Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club - Kitchen Refurbishment

$80,000

Brunswick Heads Tennis Club Inc.

Clubhouse Roof Replacement and Extension

$10,000

Richmond Valley Woodcrafters Club Inc.

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

$20,000

Surf Life Saving Far North Coast Branch Inc.

New All-Terrain Vehicle - Shelley Beach

$18,700

Ocean Shores Preschool Inc.

Painting Internal and External

$8,000

Mullumbimby Gateway Association Inc.

The Mullumbimby Gateway - Repair, Refurbish and Renew

$6,000

Ballina Outrigger Canoe Club

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

$20,000

Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce Inc.

Computer Systems Upgrade For The Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre

$10,796

Byron Bay Community Association Inc.

The Coffee Box - An Innovative and Inspiring NFP Social Enterprise

$9,540

TOTAL

     $330,000

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