Voting opens for 3 community projects in the Upper Lachlan Shire

The fate of 32 projects benefiting people living in the Goulburn electorate is up to the community.

Voting opened on Monday for NSW residents to prioritise projects that might receive grants of up to $200,000.

File photo. Photo: Quang Nguyen Vinh

File photo. Photo: Quang Nguyen Vinh

There are three eligible projects in the Upper Lachlan Shire: Gunning skate park lights valued at $43,455; an inclusive playground also in Gunning valued at $103,500 and; the restoration of a burial vault in Crookwell valued at $172,000.

The burial vault is endorsed by the James Valley Heritage Association and it is believed to be the Warn family vault at James Valley. John Warn was a pioneer and one of the earliest settlers in Crookwell, according to articles published by the Crookwell and District Historical Society.

The Gunning projects were endorsed by the council in April. The inclusive and accessible play space in Gunning is an upgrade to the playground facilities which will improve the accessibility of the park. The skate park lighting project will install lights, at Gunning Skate Park, to provide extended skate and riding time.

"This is an innovative and exciting program that is putting decision making back in the hands of community members to weigh in on their top picks for projects in the region," member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said.

"It's very east to vote, all you need is your Medicare card and a free MyServiceNSW account.

"My Community Project is a great example of real grassroots democracy in action, it asked people to think about things their community needs, develop those ideas with a sponsor and tell us how funding could turn that concept into reality," Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said.

"We asked people to think about what their community needs, develop those ideas with a sponsor and then tell us how funding could turn that concept into reality."

1500 projects have been submitted across 93 electorates.