Central Coast is set to benefit from over $400.000 in funding to support several infrastructure projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch said this funding will help community organisations continue the good work they do in supporting our region.
“This funding is much needed and will boost our local economy by helping local organisations to continue to serve our community, Mr Crouch said.
“Funding includes $70,915 for Copacabana Rural Fire Brigade helping enhance their emergency response facilities and $58,245 to upgrade the water and electrical system at Kariong Scout Camp.
“Additionally, this grant will provide The Entrance Cricket club with $72,663 towards much needed upgrades to Jubliee Park Cricket Nets.
Minister for Hospitality and Racing Kevin Anderson said the latest round of ClubGrants funding has awarded more than $4.2m to 43 projects across sport and recreation, arts and culture, community infrastructure and disaster readiness.
“Each year $12.5 million is made available for projects to build, repair or upgrade facilities across arts and culture, sport and recreation, disaster readiness and community infrastructure,” Mr Anderson said.
“The latest round was one the largest yet in a response to weather events including drought, bushfires and flooding, as well as the ongoing recovery from the COVID pandemic.
The Infrastructure Grants program is made possible by Clubgrants Category 3, a fund which re-invests profits from registered clubs’ gaming machines into community projects.
Since 2015, the NSW Government has funded more than 520 community projects worth more than $81 million under the Infrastructure Grants program.