Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George MP today 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 Incinstallation of solar power
Lismore Thistles Soccer Club Incupgrade to fencing
RED (Realising Every Dream) Incinstalling a wheelchair accessible toilet in a community facility
Lismore Swans Australian Rules Football Clubfinal stage of lighting upgrade at Mortimer Oval Rec 8
Murwillumbah Football Clubrefurbishment of clubhouse
Australian Red Crossprovision of a Red Cross sign at the tea rooms
Lismore PCYCupgrade to the PCYC hall
Murwillumbah Showground Trustconstruction of new security/safety fencing
Lismore Men and Family Centre Incinstallation of welding bay, dust extraction and internal fitout at Lismore Men’s Shed
Life Education NSW Limitedpurchase of a new electrical system for audio visual delivery of Life Education in the Lismore Electorate
Murwillumbah Community Men's Shedrenovation of workshop and roof
Rock Valley Hall Incupgrade of the toilet facilities, repair to roof and minor repairs and painting
Goonellabah Tennis Club Incconstruction of a tennis practice wall
Lismore City Lions Club Incupgrade of the catering caravan and BBQ trailer
Lismore Rowing Club Incconstruction and upgrade of launching facilities for boating on Wilsons River
Kyogle P A & H Society Incerection of new showground fencing
Tweed Valley Woodcrafters Association Incupgrade of toilet facility
Federal School of Arts Association Increfurbishment and maintenance at the Federal Community Churh
Northern Rivers Conservatorium Arts Centre Increfurbishment of studios

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.