Fourteen new community projects in the Tweed have just been funded in the latest round of the Nationals in NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program, Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest has announced.

“We are allocating a tad under $400,000 for 14 initiatives by Tweed-based not for profits that will enhance our community infrastructure,” Mr Provest said.

“There is money for preschools, sports clubs, community halls, St Johns and St Vinnies.”

Mr Provest said a project close to his heart was the $17,380 grant for a complete refurbishment of the bathrooms at Fred’s Place, the men’s homeless shelter in Tweed Heads.

“I am also pleased to support our younger citizens with grants for Kingscliff Mini School, Pottsville Preschool, Crabbes Creek Public School, the Chinderah Scouts and Tweed Coast Junior AFL,” Mr Provest said.

The full list for the Tweed state electorate is:

  1. Fred’s Place homeless refuge Tweed Heads – Bathrooms refurbishment
  2. Pottsville Beach Community Hall – Solar panels and roof repairs
  3. Pottsville Preschool – New classrooms
  4. Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club – Multi-purpose space
  5. Sunnyfield’s Community Service Hub, Tweed Heads –  Sensory equipment
  6. Tweed Coast Junior AFL Club – Playing field upgrade
  7. St John Ambulance Kingscliff – Vehicle
  8. Tweed Heads Croquet Club – Refurbishment of lawns
  9. Kingscliff Mini School – Sandpit and bike track
  10. Chinderah Scouts – Hall upgrade
  11. Crabbes Creek Public School – New playground
  12. Burringbar Sports Club – Evacuation centre upgrade
  13. Twin Towns Swim Team  – Scoreboard
  14. Tweed Valley Sailing Club – Safety/Rescue boat with trailer

The Community Building Partnership program is one of a number of Nationals in NSW Government initiatives designed to make regional communities like those in the Tweed even better places to work, rest and play.