Member for Tweed Geoff Provest today announced the winners of the My Community Project with applicants now able to bring their ideas to life.
The Tweed will benefit from 2 projects put forward and voted on by the local community, which will now be funded by the NSW Government’s My Community Project program.
The successful Tweed projects are:
• Terranora Public School P&C will receive $150,000 to develop the Terranora Nature Space – bringing children together. A natural playground for
children – a place to connect with nature and take time out to explore and imagine and
• Tweed Shire Council will receive $106,408 to establish a New Kids Outdoor Gym and Park for Everyone to be located at the Jack Chard Park, Tweed
Mr Provest thanked all applicants and sponsors for taking the time and effort to develop their ideas and promote their projects along with the members of the community who voted.
“My Community Project captured the imagination of the Tweed community with people putting a lot of work into their ideas and it was great to see people get behind the projects that matter to them,” Mr Provest said.
“These projects came from the community and were voted on by the community and I now look forward to seeing applicants and sponsors getting on with the job of rolling out these projects and the benefits they will provide to the local community.”
More than $24 million was made available, spread across the entire State, for projects valued between $20,000 and $200,000 that would make communities more liveable, cultural, accessible, safe, revitalised or healthy.
“I congratulate the successful project applicants and urge those projects that were unsuccessful to see if they could be eligible to apply for other NSW Government funding from programs such as Community Building Partnerships, which is now open, “Mr Provest said.
“My Community Project was made possible by the NSW Generations Fund, a sovereign wealth fund that helps maintain debt at sustainable levels, while sharing the benefits of its returns with local communities.”
For further information visit www.nsw.gov.au/mycommunityproject.