Member for Lismore Thomas George MP & Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams MP announced $5,000 for the Lismore Friendship Festival’s Piazza in the Park.

The family friendly festival is the recipient of a NSW Government Grant and aims to bring locals and visitors together over Italian-themed food, music, activities, and a community-feel that is characteristic of an Italian piazza setting.

“The event is a great opportunity to celebrate the significant contribution of Italian migrants to our community for over 100 years,” Mr George said.

“It is also a chance to come together and recognise the community’s outstanding work in creating positive and successful settlement experiences.”

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams announced $170,000 funding for 26 community projects across NSW supported by Multicultural NSW Unity Grants.

“I commend all the successful applicants who have developed strong projects tailored to the needs of diverse communities across NSW,” Mr Williams said.

“The NSW Government is proud to support grassroots programs which create more opportunities to fully participate in our community for all members of our society.”

For more information about the Multicultural NSW Grants Program, visit

Photo: Thomas George MP, Allison Kelly, Julie de Nardi, Ros Derrett, Minister Ray Williams MP

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:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.