2017 Community Building Partnership grants announced

Tuesday, 09 January 2018

The electorate of Oatley has secured grant funding of $300,000 for a total of thirteen projects as part of the NSW Government’s 2017 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program.

The NSW Government has committed funds to new community infrastructure projects that will enhance much needed local facilities.

Local Member for Oatley, Mr Mark Coure, said he was pleased to receive this State Government funding. The funding will aim to create more vibrant and inclusive communities and deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes.

“This grassroots funding will directly benefit our community and will deliver vital new infrastructure and help pay for much needed improvements and upgrades to schools, not-for-profit organisations, churches and public spaces”, Mr Coure said.

Mr Coure congratulates all those organisations that were successful in their application and is pleased this funding will help community groups make a positive difference in the local area.

The successful projects in the Oatley electorate for 2017 are:

1.      $66,000 for outdoor learning expansions at Oatley West Public School

2.      $40,000 for playground and equipment upgrades at Hurstville South Public School

3.      $35,000 for upgrades to lighting and sound in Georges River College Peakhurst Campus' school hall

4.      $25,000 for a kitchen makeover at 3 Bridges Community

5.      $24,750 for the construction of an accessible bathroom facility at Learning Links

6.      $22,500 to Georges River Council for playground upgrades and solar lighting at Boundary Reserve, Peakhurst

7.      $20,000 for Narwee Public School’s library refurbishment

8.      $18,000 for a build up sensory garden for the Chinese Australian Services Society

9.      $14,000 for a retractable shade structure and outdoor furniture at Riverwood Punchbowl Anglican Church

10.  $10,000 for the installation of air conditioning at Penshurst Presbyterian Church

11.  $8,000 for the replacement of two shade sails at Lugarno Public School

12.  $8,000 for emergency lighting and facility repairs at Peakhurst Scout Hall 

13.  $8,000 for upgrades to the kitchen at Kingsway Scout Hall, Hurstville

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/#successful-grants under the ‘2017 grants’ tab.