Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott has welcomed news that the Community Building Partnership program will continue to provide funds for grassroots projects across the state.
Under the program community organisations and local councils are invited to apply for funding to build and improve facilities in their local area.
NSW Treasurer Mike Baird has confirmed that over $90 million will be allocated in the budget to the Community Building Partnership program over the next four years.
“It is fantastic news that this important program will continue, allowing for community infrastructure to be built, refurbished or enhanced,” Mr Elliott said.
“The Community Building Partnership program will also provide jobs for local tradespeople in our electorate.
“A range of projects in Baulkham Hills have previously received funding as part of the program which I supported”
2011 projects in Baulkham Hills include:
- Upgrade of children’s play equipment at Norwest Anglican Church
- Additional lighting at Charles McLaughlin Reserve
- Renovation of the entrance and office building at Alive 90.5fm
- Refurbishment of the bathroom at Baulkham Hills Girl Guides hall
- Refurbishment of the kitchen and a new sign at North Rocks Girl Guides hall
- Upgrades to guttering and insulation at Northmead Girl Guides hall
- Carpark upgrades to remove vehicles from the street at the Old Toongabbie Hindu Temple
- Improvements to disability access at St. Michaels Family Centre
- A new community bus for Hills Community Aid, and
- A new ventilation system for the Parramatta Men’s Shed
Under the revised scheme $200,000 will be available for each electorate in NSW.
An additional $100,000 is available for 48 electorates with higher levels of unemployment to support local jobs.
Further details including application dates will be announced shortly. Interested community organisations should visit www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au.