COVID-19 Stimulus Funding To Benefit Patonga

Patonga Public Hall will benefit from a $57,600 facelift, thanks to the NSW Government’s COVID-19 stimulus funding for Crown Land reserves.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the funding has been provided through the Crown Land Manager COVID-19 Recovery Support Program.

“The amenities building adjacent to Patonga Public Hall will undergo a range of upgrades, including the installation of new fixtures, re-tiling, new flooring and electrical works,” Mr Crouch said.

“Patonga Public Hall is regularly used by volunteers at the nearby Rural Fire Brigade as well as the wider community, and I’m pleased the NSW Government can provide the funding required for a facelift.

“This latest announcement is on top of $19,250 which I announced in February to paint the interior and exterior of the Hall, and I want to congratulate John Quigg, Dain Simpson and Mark Austin for successfully receiving for the COVID-19 stimulus funding.”

The Crown Land Manager COVID-19 Recovery Support Program is providing $4.1 million in grants to help Crown Land managers across NSW recover from the pandemic by funding asset improvements and work, health and safety (WHS) plans for reserves.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said many Crown reserves were forced to temporarily cease operations during COVID-19 which had a significant impact on their visitors, events and income.

“This program aims to boost the social benefits of Crown reserves and support regional economic recovery post-COVID while supporting jobs in regional areas,” Mrs Pavey said.