Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has announced that now is the time for residents across the Kiama Electorate to consider which projects will provide the most benefit to their local area and choose what they would like funded as part of the NSW Government’s My Community Project program.
Mr Ward said that voting has opened today Monday 15th July 2019, giving local residents the green light to cast an online vote for between three and five of 20 nominated projects.
“This is an innovative and exciting program that is putting decision making back in the hands of community members to weigh in on their top picks for projects in the region,” he said.
“It is very east to vote, all you need is your Medicare card and a free MyServiceNSW account, which also provides quick access to a wide range of NSW Government services, such as the CTP Green Slip refund for eligible policyholders.
“You can also pop down to the local Service NSW Centre in Shoalhaven Street, Kiama, where friendly staff can help residents to cast their vote.
“My Community Project is a fantastic opportunity for residents to have a direct say about which projects should be delivered in their local community.
“This is a great example of real grassroots democracy in action, it asked people to think about things their community needs, develop those ideas with a sponsor and tell us how funding could turn that concept into reality,” Mr Ward said.
Residents in the Kiama Electorate can view eligible projects and vote online at mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au or by visiting their Service NSW centre.
Voting concludes on 15th August 2019 with successful projects to be announced from September 2019.
A total of $24.4 million is available for eligible projects, with between $20,000 and $200,000 available for each project.
For further information about My Community Project and program guidelines, go to www.nsw.gov.au/mycommunityproject
My Community Project is made possible by the NSW Generations Fund.