December 13, 2016

Community Building Partnerships grants announced

13 December 2016

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith today welcomed the announcement of $300,000 total grant funding for 18 projects in her electorate as part of the NSW Government’s 2016 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program.

The NSW Government has committed funds to new community infrastructure projects that will enhance much needed local facilities.

 “I am pleased to receive this funding for the wonderful projects going on in our community. The funding will help create more vibrant and inclusive communities and deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes,” said Ms Smith.

“This grassroots funding will directly benefit our community and will deliver new infrastructure for schools and community groups, and will help pay for much-needed improvements to sports clubs, community halls and local facilities.”

“I congratulate all those organisations that were successful in their application and I am pleased this funding will help community groups make a positive difference in the local area.

Successful projects in the Ballina electorate for 2016 include:

$30,000 for Surf Life Saving Far North Coast Branch for a new surf rescue emergency response vehicle           

$66,000 for the Ballina Men’s Shed for relocation and expansion of the Men’s Shed

$45,000 for the Bangalow Men’s Shed for fit out of the building and equipment.

$17,000 for the Ballina Tennis Club to upgrade and extend the clubhouse and install two disabled access ramps

$12,650 for Richmond Landcare to build a trailer to conduct roving community and school workshops.


All successful grants are listed below.

Surf Life Saving Far North Coast Branch Inc., New Surf Rescue Emergency Response/coordination Vehicle $30,000

Waterlily Community Playscape Inc., Building Waterlily Community Playscape for Ocean Shores $50,000

Bangalow Mens Shed Bangalow Men's Shed Establishment and Fitout $45,000

Ballina Tennis Club Inc. Clubhouse upgrade and extension including two disabled access ramps $17,000

Ballina Salt & Light Incorporated Relocation & Expansion Project - Building & Fitting Out New Men's Shed $66,000

Richmond River Sailing and Rowing Club Inc. Refurbishment of sections of Sailing Club Building and Facilities $20,000

Richmond Landcare Incorporated Landcare on the Move $12,650

Ewingsdale Community and Public Hall Association Ewingsdale Hall - staging, lighting and electrical upgrade $5,000

Alstonville Agricultural Society Incorporated Replacing existing old wooden fence with new steel fence $5,275

Northern Rivers Dirty Wheels Mountain Bike Club Incorporated Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park - Stage 2 Trail Work $8,000

Ballina RSL Club Limited Replace old wooden seating around bowling green $3,374

Bangalow RSL Sub-Branch Repair and repaint main roof of the Community Hall $2,500

The Scouts Association of Australia NSW Branch Concrete Path and Access to Equipment Storage Area $5,000

Bangalow Bowling and Sports Club Shade Structure Project $10,000

The Scouts Association of Australia NSW Branch Mullumbimby Scout Hall Upgrade $5,000

Tintenbar East Ballina Football Club Portable seating $5,000

Kawaihae Outrigger Canoe Club Inc. Off the Grid shed light system $7,201

Ballina Naval And Maritime Museum Inc. Security System replacement $3,000

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