The State Electorate of Cessnock has been successful in securing $249,429 in funding for 2 projects through the NSW Government’s 2019 My Community Project Program.
Established this year, the My Community Project Program received over 61,400 votes across NSW. The Cessnock Electorate had 27 projects which went to public vote with Miller Park Little A’s & Wildcats Facility upgrade and Above and Beyond Community Play Space receiving the most votes to secure funding.
The My Community Project Program is all about local projects and local decisions. The program funds projects in each NSW Electorate to help improve the wellbeing of the people and communities.
Mr Clayton Barr MP, State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock said “There were a great range of projects across the Cessnock Electorate. Thank you to all the local organisations and community groups who submitted applications and congratulations to the 2 successful recipients. And thank you to all the community members who took the time to vote for your favourite projects.”
The successful projects included a significant upgrade to the facility at Miller Park, Branxton to include an extension of the roof lines to provide shelter from the weather for spectators and participants at Greta Branxton Little Athletics Club and Greta Branxton Wildcats Football Club.
Mr Barr said “This funding will deliver much needed improvements to the Miller Park facility and provide a protective area for all to participate, enjoy and watch several of our local sports teams.”
The Above and Beyond Community Play Space will provide a safe place for groups and families to play, build relationships and promote community connection. The space will be inclusive to all members of the community, provide free access to community barbeques, play facilities and be fenced and secured.
“This play space is a fantastic addition to the Cessnock community. Facilities that are inclusive for all community members enhances the lives of many” said Mr Barr.
For more information on the program, visit nsw.gov.au/mycommunityproject