The NSW government has announced $400,000 in funding for 25 community building projects across the Upper Hunter on Monday, November 15.
Three community groups in Singleton received approximately $64,000 in funding, including the Singleton Golf Club, Singleton PCYC and the Sunnyfield Community Services Hub in Singleton.
Upper Hunter MP Dave Layzell said the funds, from the state government's 2021 Community Building Partnership Program, will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities.
"This is fantastic news for Merriwa, Murrurundi, Scone, Singleton, Quirindi, Dungog and Gloucester," Mr Layzell said.
"This grassroots funding will directly help create a more vibrant and inclusive local community with positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes."
The projects funded in Singleton include Singleton Golf Club, which has received $30,950 to go towards the purchase of a new tractor and Singleton PCYC, which has been granted $18,000 to refresh the club's 'Dojo Room'.
In Muswellbrook, projects funded include a $21,500 refurbishment of the male and female bathrooms at Muswellbrook PCYC and $15,180 for the Aspect Hunter Satellite School for Autistic Students located at St James Catholic Primary in Muswellbrook, which will be used to facilitate classroom repairs.
The Sunnyfield Singleton Community Services Hub also received $15,281 in funding to upgrade its kitchen.
In Scone, the Scone Basketball Stadium received $12,000 for the installation of a fan.
Two projects were funded in Murrurundi, including $14,480 for a Community Equine Centre office space for the King of the Ranges Stockman's Challenge and $12,000 for a kitchen upgrade for the town's Country Women's Association.
In Merriwa, the Sporting Shooters Association received $9,342 towards an access road upgrade and an additional shelter and the Merriwa Central School P&C Association received $11,000 to purchase and install drinking fountains and bottle refill stations.
In Gundy, $22,765 in funding will go towards a pipeline connecting water storages between Gundy Hall Reserve and Gundy Recreation Ground Reserve while the Quirindi Rural Heritage Village will receive $16,000 towards constructing additional toilets.
Other projects funded across the Upper Hunter electorate as part of the 2021 Community Building Partnerships Program include:
The Community Building Partnership program commenced in 2009 and has since funded more than 16,000 community projects across NSW.
The program allocates $400,000 to each electorate with applications for the 2022 round of funding to open early next year, according to the office of Mr Layzell.
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