286,000 ON OFFER FOR LISMORE CROWN RESERVES
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services Andrew Stoner kicked off the latest round of NSW Government funding for Crown reserves in Lismore today, with $286,858 on offer for the region.
Mr Stoner was joined by Member for Lismore Thomas George at the Lismore Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC), which has been offered $24,079 to upgrade the main hall and for general maintenance.
Mr Stoner said funding applications for the Public Reserves Management Fund Program had been assessed and he was pleased to announce the response for the Lismore electorate.
“Letters of offer have been sent to 12 reserve trusts in the Lismore region and once they accept them, the funds will be made available.”
In addition to the Lismore PCYC, grants are also being offered to the following local reserve trusts:
- $40,000 to Tyalgum Community Hall for repairs to the main hall and installation of disabled-accessible shower and toilet
- $33,762 to Kyogle Showground trust for general maintenance
- $33,150 to Tyalgum Recreation and Floral Reserve for works including disabled access
- $26,000 to Mallanganee Reserve Trust for upgrading the amenities block and septic system at the campdraft grounds
- $24,415 to Wadeville Reserve Trust to complete construction of Hanging Rock Hall
- $16,717 to Wyrallah Flood Refuge Reserve Trust for fencing and gravel
- $15,000 to Uki Public Hall Recreation Reserve Trust for painting the interior and exterior of the hall
- $12,100 to Lismore Showground Trust for a masterplan and scoping electrical and lighting works
- $11,035 to Lismore Girls Guides Reserve Trust for repairs to the hall and installation of a perimeter security fence, and
- $9,500 to Tabulam Public Hall Reserve Trust for tiling the toilets and kitchen and a new hot water service,
- $40,000 to the Crown Lands Division for weed removal on vacant Crown land.
Mr Stoner said Crown reserves were wonderful assets highly valued by local communities.
“In many cases their ongoing success is vital to local sports, social activities, business and tourism in regional towns.”
Mr George said the grants would go a long way towards ensuring Lismore’s Crown reserves remained in good condition for community activities.
“Lismore’s Crown reserve trusts and managers have been hard at work seeking the funds across a range of facilities and services,” Mr George said.
“It’s pleasing to see two of our showgrounds in particular putting the grants to good use, with maintenance works at the Kyogle Showground and a masterplan at the Lismore Showground sure to benefit families and visitors for next year’s show season.
“These extremely generous grants will assist the various community trusts and trust managers to keep the region’s facilities fighting fit for years to come.”