SHELLHARBOUR ELECTORATE COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM OPEN TO APPLICATIONS: HOUSEHOLDS IN SHELLHARBOUR ELECTORATE TO VOTE

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Applications for the $300,000 2015 Community Building Partnerships program (CBP) for the Shellharbour electorate are now open and each household will be able to help decide which projects should receive funding, Member for Shellharbour, Anna Watson, said today.

“Applications are invited from incorporated not-for-profit community groups and local councils for local community infrastructure projects which meet a community need.

“The projects could include the building or refurbishment of community infrastructure facilities the deliver social, recreational and environmental outcomes.

Ms Watson said she intended to invite every household in the Shellharbour electorate to be part of the process of deciding which projects should receive funding.

“Last year I used my website to get feedback on the project applications with nearly 500 members of the community voting for their top five community projects, or voting for the whole list of projects in their order of preference.

“This year I intend to provide a list of all the project applications, a short description and the funding requested to each household and invite each household to vote directly on the preferences.

“The final tally of preferences will help me make recommendations to the State Government on which projects should share in the $300,000 available for funding”, she said.

Ms Watson said last year’s CBP in Shellharbour attracted 29 applications worth over $1.2 million.

Applications for the 2015 CBP can be made via the www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.auwebsite.  Applications close on 7 August 2015.

30 June 2015

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