The Lions Club of Berridale, Monaro Air Rifle Club, Cooma Yspace, Monaro Early Intervention Service, and Cooma Scouts are among 13 projects that received money to boost community participation, inclusion and cohesion through the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Community Building Partnership Program.
Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro announced more than $82,000 for five infrastructure projects across Cooma and Berridale which will provide a much-needed boost to local organisations.
“These organisations do an outstanding job in our local community and I am thrilled to announce funding to support a range of infrastructure upgrades,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The Community Building Partnership Program supports such a wide range of projects and in this round Cooma Scouts have received $5,000 to install new panic bars on exits at Cooma Scout Hall, while Cooma Y space will receive a much needed revamp thanks to $29,155.
“We all want to see our communities grow and thrive and I know there are many groups out there with excellent ideas that could be funded under this program.
“The NSW Government has made improving local infrastructure a key priority, and thanks to this program local organisations and clubs have been provided extra funding for the building, refurbishment or enhancement of facilities.”
Monaro Air Rifle Club will receive $14,230 for the refurbishment of club facilities including replacing lighting and kitchen appliances as well as a new coat of paint.
A new roof is on the way for Monaro Early Intervention Services thanks to $44,550 which will help to remove the old asbestos roof sheeting and replace it with a new roof, while the Berridale Lions Club will use $9,430 to install a new inclusive footbridge in town.
The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 16,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009 with Monaro receiving $400,000 in 2021.
Applications for the 2022 Program open in early next year.
For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit www.nsw.gov.au/cbp