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Leslie Williams Announces $300,000 in Community Grants

Twenty seven local community organisations have shared in $300,000 in Community Building Partnership grants, Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said today.

Announcing the successful grants applicants, Mrs Williams said, “The Community Building Partnerships grants are a fantastic way to directly benefit community groups, create local jobs and increase business opportunities while at the same time enhancing local investment in Port Macquarie, Bonny Hills, the Camden Haven, Moorland, Hannam Vale, Lansdowne, Johns River and Harrington.

“Each year these grants grow in popularity with forty three applications received from across the Port Macquarie electorate.

“Whilst unfortunately not every application can be approved, those that were are extremely happy and cannot wait to commence their projects.

“I will be delighted to see the start of the projects which have successfully received funding grants,” Mrs Williams said.

Local Projects to receive funding include;


  • $15,000          Lions Club of Port Macquarie Tacking Point for Stage One of the
                            Lions Park Lighthouse Beach Project.
  • $8,000            Harrington Crowdy Head Marine Rescue to fitout their training
  • $4,760            Upper Lansdowne Memorial Hall to improve the water system at
                          the hall.
  • $15,000          HAARG Inc for the Hastings Autism Resource Centre.
  • $9,020             Bonny Hills Progress Association for a road safety bike path.
  • $20,000           Kendall Rugby League Football Club to improve lighting at the
                             Kendall Showground rugby league ground.
  • $8,351            Hannam Vale Hall Society for solar panels for the hall.
  • $10,000          Meals On Wheels at Laurieton to improve the carpark
  • $15,000          Hastings District Respite Care to provide fencing and plant
                            boundaries for people with dementia.
  • $7,800            Endeavour Clubhouse to erect an awning over their deck.
  • $10,000          St Josephs Primary School at Laurieton for security fencing
  • $15,500          Tacking Point Surf Club to purchase an All-Terrain Rescue vehicle  









  • $11,022          Douglas Vale Conservation Group to resurface the driveway
  • $10,200          Moorland Recreation Reserve Trust for solar panels for the hall.
  • $3,500            Port Macquarie Aspect School to expand the learning area for
                            students with autism.
  • $15,600          Camden Haven Surf Club for the replacement of two rescue
                          training trailers.
  • $4,099            Laurieton Men’s Shed for solar panels for the Shed.
  • $11,000          Port Macquarie Historical Society to repair the roof of the Port
                            Macquarie Museum            .
  • $15,000          Johns River Community Hall and Recreation Reserve Trust to
                            construct a veranda.
  • $2,250            Lansdowne Hall Reserve Trust to purchase a new catering
  • $6,600            Port Macquarie R.C Club to build a remote controlled car track
  • $15,000          Joey’s House Early Education Centre for solar panels.
  • $2,899            Laurieton Swimming Club to purchase a starting device and timing
  • $25,159          Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Sunrise for the restoration of the
                          Tacking Point Lighthouse Keepers Cottage site.
  • $10,000          Port Macquarie Arts and Craft Centre to purchase cabinets and
  • $24,000          Port Macquarie Hastings Bridge Association for the bitumen
                            sealing of the Hamilton Green Community carpark.
  • $5,240            Hastings District Flying Club for Stage Two of the clubhouse

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