Covid-19 Stimulus For Scout Facilities

30 Jul 2021 community_groups

The NSW Government has today announced $85,000 towards the upgrade of Scout facilities at Kariong and Noraville.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the funding is part of a $7.75 million State-wide COVID-19 stimulus program for Scouts facilities on Crown Lands.

“Camp Kariong will benefit from a $52,000 infrastructure upgrade, including a renewal of electrical assets and toilet facilities,” Mr Crouch said.

“The Noraville Scout Hall will also receive a $33,000 kitchen makeover to improve capacity for cooking and catering activities.

“Scouts groups have been operating in our country since 1908 and this stimulus funding from the NSW Government will help to ensure that their facilities are in good shape for future generations.”

Minister for Water, Property and Housing said all organisations are doing it tough during COVID-19, including Scouts NSW whose activities have been disrupted.

“This funding will help Scouts NSW bounce back with improvements to facilities throughout the State, many of which are also used by other community organisations,” Mrs Pavey said.

“Upgrade work will also support local economies with work for tradies and material suppliers.”

Scouts NSW Chief Commissioner Neville Tomkins OAM welcomed the announcement.

“We are delighted with the NSW Government support that will assist an enormous number of communities,” Mr Tomkins said.

“There are many Scout roofs that need repair, kitchen and toilet blocks that require upgrading, and facilities and campsites that we want to make more accessible including for those in wheelchairs, so this funding is vital.”