Residents in the Hilltops community are being encouraged to vote for their favourite projects in the NSW Government’s My Community Project program.
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said My Community Project is a fantastic opportunity for residents to have a direct say about which projects should be delivered in their community. “My Community Project 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 Perrottet said.
To vote, residents will need their Medicare card and a free MyServiceNSW account. Residents can also vote at the local Service NSW centre. Residents nominate between three and five projects from the list of projects that reached the public voting stage.
There are five projects in the Hilltops region that made it to the public voting stage and can be nominated by residents.
Soft Landings For Everyone is a project to install a permanent/safe play area for families by installing rubber softfall surface beneath the only play equipment in Murringo. The project is sponsored by Murringo Public School and the funded amount would be $78,540. The project will benefit the community by providing a safe, permanent, family friendly space for all, as all residents and travelers are welcome to use the play area. The project will also save the school money as it currently has to replenish the bark that is the current softfall every year.
Swing and Spin For Fun is a project to install an all-inclusive spinner and swings as part of the All-Inclusive Playground at Tresilian Park, Young.
The project is sponsored by Hilltops Council and the funded amount would be $26,000. The project will benefit the community by providing an in-ground socially inclusive playground spinner and swings with inclusive seats for everyone to use, allowing people of all ages and sizes to join in playing together. This encourages families to be active and spend quality time together.
BPRC Disabled Access Toilet is a project to provide toilet access to people who cannot access the current facilities. The project is being sponsored by Burrangong Picnic Race Club Inc and the funded amount would be $26,500. The project will benefit the community by providing accessible toilet facilities for everyone who attends events at the racecourse. An increasing amount of community events are being held at the racecourse, making it important the toilet facilities are accessible to everyone.
All Weather Day/Night Playground is a project to build an accessible all weather playground in a safe and monitored environment in Boorowa. The project is sponsored by the Boorowa Ex-Services and Citizens Club Ltd and the funded amount would be $132,534. The project will benefit the community by providing the first all weather day/night facility in the region, allowing children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, physical, cognitive and emotional strength through play.
Boorowa Community Bus is a project to provide a community accessible bus to be used by the community in Boorowa, which has limited public transport. The project is sponsored by the Boorowa Ex-Services and Citizens Club Ltd and the funded amount would be $112,015. The project will benefit the community by providing an easily accessible transport option for sporting groups, not-for-profit groups, aged care facilities and any other local community groups.
Voting closes on the 15th of August, 2019, with successful projects to be announced from September 2019.
For further information about My Community Project and program guidelines, go to www.nsw.gov.au/mycommunityproject
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