Our Communities Choose My Community Projects

06 Sep 2019

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has announced the winners of the My Community Project with applicants now able to bring their ideas to life.

The community will benefit from three projects put forward and voted on by the local community, which will now be funded by the NSW Government’s My Community Project program.

The successful projects are:

  • New Multifunctional Community and Sports Centre ($187,000) – all-weather community centre with easy access for users.
  • Meals on Wheels Bomaderry Commercial Kitchen upgrade ($44,874) – upgrade the 30 year old Meals on Wheels kitchen to improve choice and quality of meals for locals.
  • Mountain Bike Skills Park in Minnamurra Quarry ($50,000) – building of bike skills park in the Minnamurra Quarry.

Mr Ward thanked all applicants and sponsors for taking the time and effort to develop their ideas and promote their projects along with the members of the community who voted.

“My Community Project captured the imagination of our local community with people putting a lot of work into their ideas and it was great to see people get behind the projects that matter to them,” Mr Ward said.

“These projects came from the community and were voted on by the community and I now look forward to seeing applicants and sponsors getting on with the job of rolling out these projects and the benefits they will provide to the local community.”

More than $24 million was made available, spread across the entire State, for projects valued between $20,000 and $200,000 that would make communities more liveable, cultural, accessible, safe, revitalised or healthy.

“My Community Project was made possible by the NSW Generations Fund, a sovereign wealth fund that helps maintain debt at sustainable levels, while sharing the benefits of its returns with local communities.”

For further information, please visit the website at: www.nsw.gov.au/mycommunityproject.