MEDIA RELEASE - MAITLAND COMMUNITY BUILDING PROGRAM RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
The electorate of Maitland has secured $400,000 in funding for 19 projects through the NSW Government’s 2021 Community Building Partnership Program.
Member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison MP says the State Government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities that will benefit a wide range of organisations across the community.
“This grassroots funding will directly help create a more vibrant and inclusive local community with positive outcomes for sporting organisations, community groups, children and families, charitable organisations and cultural groups,” Ms Aitchison said.
“I congratulate all the organisations that were successful in their application and look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area.”
“To all of Maitland’s applicants I say a big thank you for taking the time to nominate your project in what has been an extremely challenging year for many organisations. There was strong a field of projects submitted and I look forward to seeing our community’s nominations in 2022.”
The full list of successful projects in the Maitland electorate for the 2021 round are:
Awabakal Ltd - Health Care in the home Maitland - $48,978
Maitland City Council - Reconstruction of a Tennis Court at Victoria Street Tennis Courts - $20,000
Scout Association of Australia NSW Branch - Hall and bathroom upgrade, Den extension, Roof and plumbing repairs - $34,839
Maitland City Council - Upgrade of Lorn Cricket Practice Nets - $10,000
Hunter River Agricultural & Horticultural Association - Cattle Parade Area Fence Replacement - $15,000
East Maitland War Memorial & Rest Park Land Manager - Energy Management - $10,284
Carries Place Domestic Violence and Homelessness Services - Creation of Carrie's Place Community Hub - $20,000
Maitland Gilbert and Sullivan and Musical Society - Maitland Musical Society Sound and Lighting Project - $11,400
Rotary Club of East Maitland - East Maitland Rotary caters to the local community - $62,000
CWA of NSW Maitland Branch - CWA Hall Renovate Repair and Install Project - $19,600
Maitland Hockey Turf Association - Essential Hockey Equipment - $9,000
Men's Shed Maitland - Outdoor Community Area Upgrade - $15,056
Girl Guides - Maitland-Rutherford Guide Hall - Electrical Rewiring - $17,518
Maitland Hockey Turf Association - Installation of safety netting - $12,121
Maitland Park Bowling and Sporting Complex - Update equipment - $15,743
Hunter Community Legal Centre - Maitland Telepresence Outreach Project - $8,011
Rotary Club of East Maitland - Lasting improvements to Cinders Track shared walkway - $14,377
Millers Forest Progress Association - Solar Energy System with Battery Storage - $10,803
St John Ambulance - St John Ambulance Maitland Vehicle - $45,270
The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 16,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009.
In 2022, there will again be $400,000 to allocate in each electorate. Applications for the 2022 Program open in early 2022.
For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit www.nsw.gov.au/cbp
DATE: 16 NOVEMBER 2021