Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George MP today announced 31 projects would share in $300,000 towards the upgrading and construction of community infrastructure.

This grant funding has been provided under the NSW Government’s 2017 Community Building Partnership program and will aim to create more vibrant and inclusive communities and deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes.

“Building and restoring local infrastructure as well as supporting local construction jobs and businesses are a welcome boost in enhancing local investment in our community,” Mr George said.

“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.

“There was strong competition for the available funds and a high level of interest from the community.

“I look forward to seeing the benefits to our communities as projects are undertaken and put into use across the Lismore electorate,” Mr George said.

Projects to receive funding are:

Murwillumbah Rowing Club - New decking & shade structure

Tyalgum Community Hall Assoc - Renovate kitchen

Tweed Valley Woodcraft Assoc - Clubroom lining & insulation

Tweed Valley Rural & Community Advancement Cooperative - Shed & rainwater tank at Community Garden

Murwillumbah Scouts- Repairs to hall

Further details of the program and all successful grants funded for the 2017 program can be found at https://www.nsw.gov.au/improving-nsw/projects-and-initiatives/community-building-partnership/2017-community-building-partnership-grants/

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: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.