Monday, 22nd June 2020.
LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin has welcomed $1 million in progressive announcements by the NSW Government which benefit local communities in Lismore, Tenterfield and Murwillumbah under its Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 3.
Ms Saffin said she had strongly supported many of the successful projects, and now joined with Government representatives Ben Franklin and Adam Marshall in congratulating community groups and councils.
“Round 3 allocated $100 million for community projects in regional New South Wales, and $50 million for youth-related projects, now even more important with youth feeling anxious about their future because of COVID-19,” Ms Saffin said.
Ms Saffin said successful projects included:
- Young Women’s Christian Association NSW Northern Rivers’ Youth Arts Café, Goonellabah — $195,000.
- One Vision Productions’ creative arts-based wellbeing programs for high school students in the Lismore and Ballina electorates — $110,000.
- Lismore Swans AFL Club’s new white PVC fence at Mortimer Oval — $115,000.
- Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA) to establish a youth theatre hub — $106,000.
- Lismore City Council towards upgrading Nesbitt Park BMX dirt track to an asphalt pump track — $99,769.
- Rekindling the Spirit Limited’s upgrade of Shearman and Elders Park, Goonellabah — $56,315.
- Lismore PCYC towards a new air-conditioning system and purpose fitted doors for exercise rooms — $50,261.
- Tenterfield Shire Council’s upgrades to sport and recreation facilities, including cricket nets at Shirley Park; shade structure over the playground at Rotary Park; and new shaded public exercise stations near the footpath at the hockey fields — $171,627.
- Make It Tenterfield Incorporated’s 14 workshops for youth aged between 12 and 24 years to learn homemade arts and crafts — $59,203.
- All Saints Anglican Parish, Murwillumbah’s new ‘Mini Beans’ indoor children’s playground — $114,000.
- Total funding for three Local Government Areas: $1,077,175.
Ms Saffin said she had already congratulated Kyogle Council and community groups in that Local Government Area on sharing a total of $790,237 for projects under the Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 3.