NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Barry O’Farrell today announced the 2011 Community Building Partnership program open to applications.
Mr O’Farrell said he was delighted to fulfil another election commitment delivering vital infrastructure to communities throughout the state.
The NSW Government is allocating $35 million to this initiative whichincludes $1,000,000 across Penrith, Londonderry and Mulgoa.
“This is about helping communities move essential projects forward and improve the provision of local services,” Mr O’Farrell said.
“With 93 districts across NSW this is a program that aims to support a diversity of community needs.\”
Local Members Stuart Ayres (Penrith), Tanya Davies (Mulgoa) and Bart Bassett (Londonderry) have welcomed the announcement as a vital means of improving community facilities in the region.
“The Premier’s announcement of $1M is of great benefit to electorates across Western Sydney. Residents of Penrith have benefited from this program in the past and I am pleased to see that another round will be continued under an O’Farrell Government.\” Mr Ayres said.
“I encourage community organisations and local councils to consider their eligibility for the program, it is a great opportunity to get that extra improvement to your community group’s building or sporting facilities.\” Mrs Davies said.
“Community Building Partnerships provide an important opportunity for local members to have a direct input into the funding of projects which are of benefit to their electorate and I look forward to working with the local community to deliver on projects of priority in my electorate,” Mr Bassett said.
The 2011 CBP is open for applications for 7 weeks and will close on Monday 31 October.
Projects must be ready to commence by mid-2012 and be completed by the end of June 2013.
Applications can be made online at www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au