Neighbourhood Centre and Pony Club the latest recipient of funding

26 May 2020 sports community_groups

The NSW Government is providing more than $440,000 for infrastructure upgrades at Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre and Matcham Valley Pony Club.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the funding had been granted through the Stronger Country Communities Fund and Infrastructure Grants program.


“Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre will benefit from $255,984 to expand their operations into a larger building next door,” Mr Crouch said.


“This will enable the team to increase their reach in our community and provide programs particularly relevant to young people and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.


“I want to congratulate Centre Manager Colette Baron, Chairperson Michael Hynes and the entire team for their tireless work in providing opportunities to people in Kincumber and surrounding suburbs.


“Matcham Pony Club is receiving $44,016 from the Stronger Country Communities Fund as well as $142,675 from the Infrastructure Grants program.


“The funding will be used to build a new, competition-ready equestrian arena that is 35 metres by 65 metres in size and will replace the existing aged and deteriorating one.


“There are only two competition-grade arenas on the Central Coast and this upgrade will ensure local participants have first-class facilities.


“Each project offers significant advantages to the wider community and I want to congratulate Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre and Matcham Valley Pony Club on their successful funding applications.”


Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said Round 3 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund would see $100 million distributed across regional NSW, with regional communities set to benefit from more than 550 new projects.


“We are funding grassroots projects that make a real difference to each community, and we know how important it is to support our regional towns with new infrastructure and programs,” Mr Barilaro said.