Monday, 07 May 2018

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes is encouraging local community and sporting groups to apply for funds under the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership Program.

As part of this year’s program $330,000 will be distributed to community-led infrastructure projects in Pittwater.

Almost 50 local projects have been supported by this program since 2011. This includes the expansion of the Northern Beaches Indoor Sports Centre at Warriewood, playground improvements at Narrabeen Community Kindergarten, walkway improvements on Scotland Island, Marine Rescue’s upgraded wharf at Cottage Point, Pittwater High School’s security fence upgrade, improvements to local surf clubs, construction of a walkway alongside Mona Vale Golf Club, Narrabeen Sports High School’s synthetic playing field, accessibility improvements at Currawong and the upcoming construction of a new community performance space at Barrenjoey High School. 

“This is a great opportunity to kick start community-led projects that will provide wide-reaching benefits,” Rob Stokes said today.

“There are dozens of local projects that have benefited from this program over recent years and I’m looking forward to this continuing.

“Many local groups undertake extensive fundraising - but simply need a bit more funding to enable their projects to proceed.

“Projects that will provide long-term infrastructure improvements and are supported by leveraged funds have been particularly successful in recent rounds.

“Applications for this year’s program are now open and will be accepted until 5pm on 15 June.

Further details on the program and information on how to apply is available by visiting www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au

“I encourage all our local community groups to explore this opportunity,” Rob Stokes said.