New community projects for Port Macquarie
Two local community projects are set to receive make-overs with over $61,000 in grants, Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams 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),” Mrs Williams said.
“I’m thrilled that Mission Australia Housing and Port Macquarie-Hastings Council were successful and will proceed with their projects.
“Mission Australia Housing will use the $11,398 funding to upgrade their Hollingworth Street property with improved garden and safety facilities, while Port Macquarie-Hastings Council will undertake $50,000 worth of improvements to Oxide Park by installing picnic tables, park benches and a mobility scooter training circuit.
“The NSW Government promised to build stronger, more vibrant social housing communities and we’re delivering on that today with these projects.”
“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,” Mrs Williams said.
These two projects are among more than 120 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 Port Macquarie,” 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