Grants help to upgrade sporting and community facilities

Hume MP, Angus Taylor

Hume MP, Angus Taylor

A tractor, skate park upgrades, solar panels and a kitchen renovation are just some of the exciting local community projects to receive funding in the latest round of the Coalition’s Stronger Communities Program.

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor was pleased to be able to announce the grants to many of the region’s sporting and community groups to upgrade facilities and equipment.

“This funding goes to the heart of our region’s grass-roots organisations, delivering a boost for projects often run by volunteers and relied upon by local communities,” Mr Taylor said.

“It’s fantastic that the Coalition has so far invested more than $406,000 under the Stronger Communities Programme – including more than $120,000 under Round 3 - to dozens of local community infrastructure projects across Hume.”

Camden Rugby Union Club ($12,000 towards a replacement tractor) and The Oaks Historical Society ($15,000 towards upgrades for the Wollondilly Heritage Centre and Museum) are just two of the recipients to share in this recent funding support.

“Our members appreciate the work Angus has done for us in securing this grant,” Camden Rugby’s chairman of facilities, Ross Neich said.

“We take great pride in our club facilities, and having the right equipment to ensure high quality, safe playing fields is essential as we continue to grow our game in the Camden region.”

President of The Oaks Historical Society Trish Hill said members were elated with notification of the successful grant application to renovate their museum’s kitchen.

“Our volunteers will be better prepared to meet the demands of the community and increased visitor numbers to the museum,”she said.

Other successful funding applicants from Hume include:

  • Boorowa Hostel Inc - $9420 for solar panels for the local residential aged facility, Burrowa House, to minimise electricity and running costs for the organisation.
  • Upper Lachlan Shire Council - $20,000 for a new modular toilet block at Clifton Park, Crookwell.
  • Goulburn Mulwaree Athletics - $3320 for Goulburn Mulwaree Little Athletics high humps to purchase mats which meet new safety regulations.
  • Goulburn High School P&C Association - $13,560 to help establish a robotics league in Goulburn for interested students aged 9-14 to learn about STEM through robotics.
  • Wollondilly Riding for the Disabled - $7330 to construct a new machinery and storage shed
  • Goulburn Mulwaree Council - $20,000 towards new BBQ, seating facilities and shelter at Victoria Park.
  • Wollondilly Shire Council - $20,000 for upgrades to the Bargo Skate Park.

“Investing in community infrastructure like sporting facilities, local parks, museums and sheds is so important because we all have connections to the services they provide and they make our communities even better places in which to live,” Mr Taylor said.