Purchasing essential medical equipment, new toilet facilities and a boardwalk upgrade are just some of the projects community groups will undertake after the latest round of the NSW Government's 2021 Community Building Partnership Program.
Local organisations across the Port Macquarie-Hastings have secured almost $400,000 in funding for a total of 28 projects.
The St Vincent De Paul Society Port Macquarie Branch received $20,000 to install solar panels at their Community Centre.
"These solar panels will allow us to run the air conditioner for our volunteers who sort donated clothing and items in the centre," president of the Port Macquarie St Vincent De Paul Branch Christine Coorey said.
Chairperson of the Mid North Coast Fire Restoration Group Donald Davidson said the funding they received will go towards building an accessible unisex toilet for their new Mid North Coast Fire Museum.
"The $10,000 will help us build a toilet for the site. Our new museum will have all of the local firefighting history and having an accessible toilet will make it easier for people to visit the museum," he said.
Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams said the State Government funds will help deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities.
"This is fantastic news for our area," she said.
"This grassroots funding will directly help create a more vibrant and inclusive local community with positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes.
Mrs Williams congratulated all of the organisations that were successful in their application at a morning tea on Monday (November 22).
"I look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area."
The full list of successful applicants and projects in the Port Macquarie electorate are:
The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 16,000 community projects since it began in 2009.
In 2022, there will be another $400,000 to allocate in each electorate. Applications will open for the 2022 program early next year.
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