Funding Announced – 2019 Community Building Partnership Program

The electorate of Baulkham Hills has today secured $299,521 in funding for a total of twelve projects under the NSW Government’s 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said the State Government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities.

“This is fantastic news for Baulkham Hills,” Mr Elliott said.

“This grassroots funding will directly help create a more vibrant and inclusive local community with positive social, environment, and recreational outcomes.”

“I congratulate all the organisations that were successful in their application and look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area.”

The full list of successful projects in the Baulkham Hills electorate for the 2019 round are:

  • The Hills Shire Council, awarded $20,000 to construct a new shelter with table and seating picnic facilities on a concrete slab in the dog off-leash area at Rutherford Avenue Reserve;
  • Hills Community Aid and Information Service Inc., awarded $35,000 for an office refurbishment and renovation, upgrading access to accommodate mobility needs, converting the back-office space to a confidential interview room, and improving the general condition of the building interior;
  • Crestwood Public School P&C Association, awarded $25,000 for an adventure playground with two zones to cater for the active exploration needs of students in Years K-6;
  • Murray Farm Public School P&C and Subsidiary Committee,awarded $8,820 for 10-foot essence ceiling fans to cool the school hall during warm weather and large crowds;
  • Anglican Church Property Trust Diocese of Sydney, awarded $30,000 to construct an entry plaza with retaining walls, paving, and guttering to create a new welcoming area and improve circulation, accessibility, and egress of the building;
  • Friends of Bella Vista Farm Park Inc., awarded $20,000 to restore the oldest building on Bella Vista Farm which used to house the Pearce Family carriages;
  • UnitingCare St. Matthews Preschool, awarded $30,000 for a new equipment storage area, and new staff and meeting facilities, including renovated and extended bathroom, new kitchen for student craft activities and a library area;
  • Baulkham Hills North Primary School P&C Association, awarded $46,000 for a sustainably designed and built multipurpose garden and outdoor learning space that will enable students to connect, collaborate, and play within a multisensory environment;
  • West Pennant Hills Community Church, awarded $4,701 to purchase solar panels and audio equipment to meet large hall requirements for community groups using the premises;
  • Hills District Little Athletics Centre, awarded $25,000 for purpose built discus cages and state-of-the-art frames which protect children and comply with IAAF specifications;
  • Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Mary, St. Cosman and St. Demian, awarded $50,000 for a concrete carpark and drainage plumbing; and,
  • Hills Seniors Rugby Union Inc., awarded $5,000 for a BBQ and built-in area.

Now a decade old, the Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 13,800 community projects since it commenced in 2009.

Applications for the 2020 Program open in May.

For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit www.nsw.gov.au/cbp.