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$200,000 for new Community Infrastructure Funding in Barwon

Barwon Electorate is set to receive a make-over with $222,265 funding under the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund, Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries announced today.

“Last year community groups, councils, charities and private organisations were encouraged to put forward projects that would help improve our local area under the NSW Government’s Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF),” Mr Humphries said.


“I’m thrilled that the following applications were successful and will proceed with their project:


  • Narrabri Shire Council - $48,265 for Narrabri Lake Park Upgrade – new play equipment including soft fall, new accessible public toilets, children’s bike track, covered area with tables and chairs, bench seats, landscaping, tree planting and pathways;
  • Bogan Shire Council - $34,000 for Lions Park Revitalisation Project – construction of a bicycle track, cricket pitch, planting shade trees, landscaping and a picnic shelter;
  • Coonamble Shire Council - $40,000 for Gulargambone Skate Park – providing security fencing for soon to be constructed skate park;
  • Walgett Local Aboriginal Land Council - $50,000 for Namoi Reserve Playground – replace outdated, damaged and rundown playground area;
  • Walgett Local Aboriginal Land Council - $50,000 for Gingie Reserve Playground – updating community play equipment providing a safe and secure playground;


“The NSW Government promised to build stronger, more vibrant social housing communities and we’re delivering on that today with this project.”


“This is all about creating communities that people are proud to call home, and I am looking forward to seeing the projects come to life,” Mr Humphries said.

These projects are among more than 120 projects across NSW that will benefit from $4.2 million in funding through the NSW Government’s Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF). The SHCIF is a three-year commitment to build stronger social housing communities through improvements to fencing, lighting, disability access and a whole range of community projects including playgrounds, communal gardens, basketball courts and skate ramps.


Minister for Social Housing Brad Hazzard congratulated the local community.


“We said we wanted partnerships and for the community to bring its ideas and this has certainly been delivered in the Barwon Electorate,” Mr Hazzard said.


“We’ve made a good start. The next round of grants will open in April and I encourage everyone to consider applying for them.”

To find out more about the announcement of Social Housing Community Improvement Fund visit: www.facs.nsw.gov.au/SHCIF

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