Funding for infrastructure projects up for grabs

A GRANT program that's funded a range of projects throughout the Monaro from new tennis court lights to a new church roof is now open, the Member for Monaro John Barilaro announced last week.

Community organisations seeking funding for infrastructure projects that benefit the local community are encouraged to apply through the NSW Government's 2014 Community Building Partnership program.

"This grant will allow community groups to apply for grants to benefit the local community that will provide positive social, recreational and environmental outcomes for the Monaro," Mr Barilaro said.

"NSW has the second lowest unemployment rate in Australia; the grant program will assist boosting local construction jobs and support businesses.

"While the NSW Government is getting on with the job of delivering major infrastructure projects, like we understand the importance of local community infrastructure projects too.

"Some projects made possible as a result of the program have included the construction of a disabled toilet at the Snowy River Men's Shed in Jindabyne; the renovation of a sports club house at Michelago; an upgrade to the Cooma Youth Hub; the refurbishment of the Cooma Nurses Home and an upgrade of the CWA rooms at Adaminaby."

Mr Barilaro said the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is transforming NSW by delivering the largest state infrastructure agenda in Australian history - a record $60 billion over the next four years.

Grant applications for local community projects through the 2014 Community Building Partnership open 9 June and close on 18 July 2014.

Applicants can apply for the Community Building Partnership Grant at www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au

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