Funding Announced – 2017 Community Building Partnership Program

The electorate of Baulkham Hills has secured grant funding of $300,000 for a total of 12 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.

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott 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 to local schools, community aid associations, sporting facilities, clubs, and parks,” Mr Elliott said.

The successful Projects in the Baulkham Hills electorate for 2017 are:

  • New modern field lighting at Col Sutton Reserve for Winston Hills Junior Baseball Club;
  • Resurfacing and remarking of hall flooring for Muirfield High School P&C Association;
  • Construction of an all-abilities playground incorporating wheelchair friendly equipment for Jasper Road Public School P&C Association;
  • A new coffee machine, grinder, and fridge for the Hills Community Aid and Information Service’s social enterprise mobile coffee van;
  • A new accessible toilet and floodlighting upgrade on the reserve field at Charles McLaughlin Reserve;
  • A soft-fall kids playground at St Mary & St Cosman & St Demian Coptic Orthodox Church;
  • Upgrade of swimming pool starting equipment and pool deck at The Hills Swimming and Life Saving Club;
  • Installation of compliant emergency exit push-bar doors, asbestos containment, hypoallergenic flooring, outdoor learning area, and a safe fire pit at the West Pennant Hills Valley Scout Hall, in addition to the internal and external painting of the North Rocks Scout Hall;
  • Bedroom installation of a ceiling hoist and a respite facility at The Northcott Society in North Rocks;
  • Replacement of roof, lighting, guttering, and storm water down pipes, the refurbishment of tiling on the BBQ unit, and repaint of shelter and seating for the West Pennant Hills-Cherrybrook Lions Club; and,
  • The replacement of deteriorated shade sails on the assembly playground at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School.

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

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.