Stronger Communities Fund
The Stronger Communities Fund has been established by the NSW Government to provide councils with funding to kick start the delivery of projects that improve community infrastructure and services.
A list of Community projects that have been approved so far under the Stronger Communities Fund can be found below:
Community Infrastructure Fund
The following applications were approved under Council Community
Infrastructure Fund after Community consultation:
NSW GOVERNMENT’S STRONGER COMMUNITIES FUNDS FOR MURRUMBIDGEE COUNCIL COMMUNITY PROJECTS
MEDIA RELEASE - 8 November 2016
The NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Funds will inject $1million into the Murrumbidgee Council region after the first round of successful funding grants were announced.
Murrumbidgee Council Administrator, Austin Evans, said 33 community projects totalling $1million had been approved during an extraordinary meeting of Council today.
Nineteen projects totalling $522,000 have been declined because they did not meet the criteria or were assessed as being unsuitable.
Meanwhile 30 projects were not funded but may be approved if there is further funding available under a future round. A number of these require more detail or have been combined with others and moved across to the Major Projects Fund. Those in the Major Projects Program will be co-ordinated in a strategic manner involving community consultation. Details of that process will be publicised soon.
All applicants will be notified by mail in the coming week of the success or otherwise of their application.
The projects have been made possible under the first round of Stronger Communities Fund, delivered by the NSW Government as part of the merger between Murrumbidgee Shire and Jerilderie Shire.
Mr Evans said the funds will help community groups contribute to the community’s long term vibrancy and viability across the three towns of Darlington Point, Coleambally and Jerilderie, with projects ranging from $4,250 to $50,000.
“Community interest in round one of the Stronger Communities Fund grants was very strong in the Murrumbidgee Council area, with 82 applications submitted,” he said.
“It’s great to see so many organisations with worthwhile community initiatives planned and I look forward to seeing them implemented.”
Member for Murray, Adrian Piccoli, said the funding will provide the necessary support to community projects to ensure their success.
“I am very pleased that the financial assistance from the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Funds will secure the completion of vital projects in the community,” Mr Piccoli said.
“The range of projects reflects the diverse interests and the infrastructure people need in the new local Government area,” Mr Piccoli concluded.
Member for Albury, Greg Aplin, welcomed the announcement of the grants in the Jerilderie area.
“The number and range of projects advanced by enthusiastic community groups was impressive and I am delighted that many will now be delivered,” Mr Aplin said.
Joining Mr Evans on the Stronger Communities Fund Assessment Panel was Ruth McRae -Chair of the Local Representation Committee, a Probity Advisor, a representative of the State Member for Albury, a representative of the State Member for Murray and Department of Premier and Cabinet Regional Co-ordinator, Trudi McDonald.
Each of the 19 merged Councils across New South Wales were given $1million by the State Government to be shared among community groups in this first round, with each application eligible for up to $50,000.
The successful projects under Round One of the Murrumbidgee Council Stronger Communities Fund program are:
Jerilderie Community Gym: Purchase equipment for the community gym- $47,000
Coleambally Sweatbox Community Gym: Purchase of new gym equipment, rubber flooring, commercial fans, TV's and DVD- $33,000
Coleambally Pistol Club: New clubhouse, new pistol range and water tank-$46,500
Coleambally Clay Target Club: Construct new trap houses-$49,700
Jerilderie Tennis Club: Construction of a new storage shed and disabled toilet -$50,000
Coleambally Squash Club: Resurface Coleambally Squash courts-$25,000
Coleambally Preschool: Installation of solar panels -$7,400
Coleambally Lions Club: New ride-on lawn mower-$7,500
Coleambally Preschool: Resurface floor and install storage shed-$12,500
Jerilderie Tennis Club: Reroof Jerilderie Sports Club building -$49,000
Coleambally Lions Club: Paint Bucyrus Dragline-$4,600
Coleambally Chamber of Commerce: Purchase equipment for community events for community organisations across the Murrumbidgee Council area- $10,500
Riverina Vintage Machinery Club (Coleambally): Purchase portable building with disabled access ramp- $45,100
Coleambally Chamber of Commerce: Quilting workshops with renowned Australian Artists- $4,200
Coleambally Community Club: Installation of playground and outdoor area - $50,000
Coleambally Central School P & C: Build sandpit with water trough for experiments and resurfacing of existing basketball court-$50,000
Coleambally Water Ski Club: New shade shelter-$18,900
Jerilderie CWA: Upgrade of toilet facility to include disabled access-$15,700
Jerilderie Cricket Club: Install seating, shade and access to practice nets- $21,500
Anglican Parish of Coleambally Darlington Point: Install air conditioning at Darlington Point Hall-$21,000
Darlington Point Men's Shed: Construct meeting room, timber work/paint room. Improve stormwater drainage of land and building north of main shed-$50,000
Jerilderie Football Club: Replace Boundary Fence and Interchange facilities-$39,600
Jerilderie Preschool: Indoor Refurbishment-$44,000
Jerilderie Swimming Club: Upgrading swimming equipment- $5,000
Coleambally Golf Club Inc: Automatic watering systems for fairways 3 & 9-$49,000
Coleambally Golf Club Inc. Automatic watering system for fairways 1 & 6- $27,900
Jerilderie Public School P & C: Soft fall rubber in playground- $49,200
Jerilderie Arts and Talent Society: Sound equipment, smoke machine and headsets-$10,700
Coleambally St Peters Primary School: Upgrade school quadrangle-$30,990
Coleambally Men's Shed: Storage facility for donated used batteries, materials used for furniture restoring- $43,700
Coleambally Chamber of Commerce: Sewing machines, over lockers and tables-$23,200
Murrumbidgee Shire Experiment Farm: Develop a 22ha section for farming-$50,000
Darlington Point Lions Club: Barbecue and bench at Darlington Point Lions Club Park -$20,000
Click here to view the Business Paper and Minutes of the Extraordinary meeting held on 8 November 2016.
Netballers Benefit from Funds
05 December, 2016 - MEDIA RELEASE
NETBALLERS IN MURRUMBIDGEE COUNCIL AREA BENEFIT FROM INJECTION OF FUNDS FOR NEW COURTS
Netballers in Jerilderie have good reason to celebrate as courts at the Monash Park Oval get a much-needed overhaul.
The work, to build two new courts and install seating and lighting, has been made possible thanks to an injection of $204,500 to Jerilderie Netball Club from Murrumbidgee Council’s Community Infrastructure Fund.
Murrumbidgee Council Administrator, Austin Evans, said it was great news for the many netball teams and schools that use the courts each week.
“The removal of the old netball courts and the construction of two new ones will allow for greater use by local players,” Mr Evans said.
“These courts are an essential asset to the town, they provide an avenue for fitness and they contribute to the social fabric of the community.”
The old courts were suffering from major cracking and were not compliant with Netball Victoria safety regulations.
Mr Evans said the improvements will benefit the whole town, with the upgrade allowing the Jerilderie Netball Club to host the 2018 Picola League Grand Final.
“These new courts will provide an economic boost and will encourage participation in a safe environment for our current and future players,” he said.
The Jerilderie Netball Club courts are one of 11 projects announced by Council to receive funding under the $9 million Community Infrastructure Fund.
Some of the other projects given the green light include an upgrade to the Central Coree Community Hall, Kerbing and sealing of driveway and car park for the Balmeringa Senior Citizens Committee in Jerilderie and the installation of exercise stations around Lake Jerilderie.
There will be more funding opportunities available to local groups within the Murrumbidgee Council area after the February 2017 Council Meeting.
CELEBRATION: Jerilderie Netball Club President Tiffany Sutton and Murrumbidgee Council Local Representation Committee (LRC) Chair Ruth McRae applaud the start of works to upgrade the Monash Park Oval netball courts.