State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr, MP, attended by Miller Park, Branxton to view the newly installed LED lights at the Branxton Tennis Club facilities. The club received funding from the 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.
The Community Building Partnership Program (CBPP) introduced by the Labor Government in 2009 has provided funding to thousands of community groups, sporting clubs and councils across NSW to build or upgrade local facilities.
The program awards grant funding to invest in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.
Branxton Tennis Club Inc were successful in gaining $18,120 under the CBPP for the purchase and installation of the LED lighting.
Mr Barr said “It is always great to see funding being injected into our community and that local groups are able to purchase necessary equipment.”
Across the Electorate of Cessnock 21 projects received a total of $300,000 in grant funding under the 2019 Community Building Partnerships Program including Kearsley Community Sporting Association, Mulbring Public School P&C Association, Branxton Greta Little Athletics, Cessnock Minor Rugby League, Abermain-Weston Hawks, Edgeworth Community Pre-school Inc, Weston Masonic Centre, Cessnock City Hornets Football Club and West Wallsend Amateur Soccer Club.