Last week I had the honour of presenting the Lismore Electorate Woman of the Year to Jill Hepburn.
Jill has been involved in community organisations in Lismore for over 50 years. Due to Jill's dedication and love of Lismore Richmond Rovers Football Club, in 1992 she was made a Life Member. In 2016 she was Football Far North Coast's Volunteer of the Month in May and later that year was named Northern NSW Football's Volunteer of the Year. Jill is currently the Secretary, Assistant Treasurer & Licencee of the Club. She is passionate and committed to driving grassroots football, which is seen in the countless hours she puts in each season to ensure everyone has a positive experience. Jill also was a volunteer for the Lismore Neighbourhood Centre for 20+ years and currently helps at events held by Our Kids, an organisation which raises funds for the children's ward at Lismore Base Hospital.
These awards are important as there so are many wonderful women making an outstanding contribution to the NSW community. These include the local heroes and volunteers who deserve to be recognised.
Last week I announced Lismore City Council has received $961,033 in funding to breathe life into local community projects as part of the NSW Governmentís Stronger Country Communities fund.
This is fantastic news for Lismore and surrounding communities. Locals have been calling out for upgrades to facilities and Iím pleased these can now be carried out.
The following projects will be funded -
- Kadina Park $101,063
- Northern area of Lismore Park $488,000
- Thistles Park $171,050
- Hepburn Park $200,920
Applications for Round Two opened 12 March 2018 and Council has been allocated $1.9 million. Further details can be obtained from my office or at www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities