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SCULLY ANNOUNCES WOLLONGONG COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIP GRANTS WORTH $300,000 - ILLAWARRA HAWKS' SNAKEPIT MAKEOVER

December 19, 2016

A makeover of the Illawarra Basketball Association’s ‘Snakepit’ is one of 18 projects across the Wollongong electorate to be funded as part of the 2016 Community Building Partnership Program (CBP) announced by the Member for Wollongong, Paul Scully today.

 

‘Snakepit’ will benefit from a $30,000 contribution to an improvement plan which includes upgraded stadium lighting, car park lighting, stadium air conditioning, adjustable backboards on all courts and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV).

 

Other community projects sharing in $300,000 of CBP funding for 2016 include:

 

  • $40,000 to Collegians Rugby League Football Club to improve field lighting at JJ Kelly Park;
  • $10,135 to Wollongong West Street Centre for improved outdoor spaces;
  • $18,871 to Wollongong Saints Women’s AFL Club to install new AFL goal posts and fencing;
  • $20,000 to Towradgi Public School’s P&C Association for outdoor learning equipment
  • $7,000 to Illawarra Live Steamers to purchase two metal awnings to cover its picnic table areas; and,
  • $9,000 to George Cross Falcons Community Centre to upgrade kitchen facilities to cater for increased demand.

 

The CBP was an initiative of the former State Labor Government, which started in 2010.

 

Comments attributable to Paul Scully MP:

 

“The Community Building Partnership program is a fantastic funding opportunity for so many local community groups.

 

“If it wasn’t for this funding program, many local not-for-profit community groups would be forced to spend even more time raising funds through raffles and sausage-sizzles to turn their ideas into reality.

 

“Local community groups play such an important role in our community and the hard work of volunteers in deserves some funding assistance to get these projects off the ground.

 

“One of the best parts of a local MP’s job is working with local community groups and I look forward to seeing the projects funded under the 2016 CBP come to fruition over the next few months.

 

“I would encourage other local community groups in my electorate to start thinking about projects for next year’s CBP program.”

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