Community Building Partnerships grants 2017 announced

Media Release

18 December 2017

Member for Ballina Tamara Smith today welcomed the announcement of $300,000 total grant funding for 23 projects in her electorate as part of the NSW Government’s 2017 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program.

The program enables NSW Government funding for new community infrastructure projects that will enhance much needed local facilities

 “I am delighted to have been able to prioritise so many worthy projects in our community that will 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 2017 include:

$20,000 for Riding for the Disabled Association (NSW) for a machinery and office administration shed, slab construction and installation and electrical fit out.

$20,100 for the construction of a new building to accommodate the headquarters of Mullumbimby Men's Shed located at Mullumbimby Community Gardens.


$15,705 for Byron Youth Service refurbishments


$20,000 for the Lennox Head Alstonville Surf Life Saving Club for a Lennox Surf Club Facility upgrade.


$21,000 for the Ballina Tennis Club for a clubhouse extension with amenities upgrade and disabled facility.


$24,000 to Ballina Shire Meals on Wheels Inc to increase safety and accessibility by renovating, repairing and refurbishing facilities. 

Further details of the program and all successful grants funded for the 2017 program can be found at:

Community Building Partnerships 2017