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.

Some projects to receive funding include:

Richmond River Gun Club - Clay target ball trap

FNC Baseball Assoc - Purchase a super sopper

Goonellabah Tennis Club - Purchase a chilled water dispenser

Richmond Rovers Football Club - Solar installation

NSW Greyhound Breeders Owners Trainers - Club beautification works

Coffee Camp Public School P&C - Solar installation

Eltham Public School P&C - Water tank installation & sensory garden

Richmond River Riders Inc - Seating & carpark upgrade

Caniaba Community Hall - New kitchen & roof repair

Dunoon Preschool - Reconstruction of front & rear access

Lismore Scouts - Disability access ramp

RED Inc - Driving simulation program

Wyrallah Rd Public School P&C - Nature based playground

PCYC - Emergency stairs upgrade

East Lismore Community Preschool - Sun-safe outdoor play

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.