NEW FUNDING TO KEEP KYOGLE TOGETHER
Member for Lismore Thomas George has welcomed the announcement that Kyogle residents will share in $1.2 million in funding from a NSW Government scheme that improves facilities for social housing tenants and the broader community.
The town’s youth centre will undergo a major upgrade with funds from the NSW Government’s final round of the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF).
Not-for-profit community organisation, Kyogle Together, was awarded a SHCIF grant of $38,500 to refurbish the youth centre, including renovations to the toilet facilities to improve disability access.
Mr George, accompanied by the Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward said the funding would improve the lives of the most vulnerable in Kyogle through upgraded facilities the whole community can enjoy.
“Community centres are a vital hub for local residents as they provide a central location where a range of services can be delivered to those who need them,” Mr George said.
“Kyogle Together is a worthy recipient of this grant and I look forward to seeing the refurbishment when it is completed.”
Ms Goward congratulated Kyogle Together and said the project would add to the already successful projects that were making a real difference to social housing communities around the state.
“The NSW Government is proud to partner with local organisations to support local projects,” Ms Goward said.
“These projects help to build healthy, resilient communities which can make the most of their potential.”
The $20 million SHCIF funded over 500 projects across the four rounds. In total, $742,264 of SHCIF funding was allocated to projects in the Lismore electorate.
Photo: Chris Hutton, Kyogle Together; Minister Pru Goward; Thomas George MP; Mayor Danielle Mulholland; Deputy Mayor John Burley