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