Gosford Council has endorsed and prioritised projects for consideration for funding under the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program 2014.
The Community Building Partnership Program aims to provide improved community infrastructure for the people of NSW and encourage enhancement of local community based activities that create vibrant and more inclusive communities.
The program provides funds for community groups and local councils to invest in community infrastructure throughout the State. Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils are invited to apply for funding to build and improve community facilities in their local area.
Grant funding is allocated to individual electorates and is set at $300,000 per electorate. Additional funding of $100,000 is also available to electorates identified with higher levels of social disadvantage. The Gosford and The Entrance electorates have been allocated $400,000 while the Terrigal electorate has been allocated $300,000.
According to the report to council by the Department Governance and Planning, generally no more than one project proposal for each local council per electorate will be funded and grants to councils require matched funding from the council. A $450,000 upgrade to Hylton Moore Sportsground Clubhouse amenities was listed the number one priority for the Gosford electorate.
The project includes the demolition of the existing Hylton Moore Oval Sportsground amenities, due to structural and safety concerns, and the construction of new amenities to improve access, functionality, safety, aesthetic value and storage at the site.
Council has requested $100,000 from the Community Building Partnership Program with the remaining $350,000 to be sourced from council’s tip rehabilitation budget. A $70,000 replacement of the Terrigal 50 Plus Leisure and Learning Centre kitchen has been listed as the number one priority in the Terrigal electorate with $35,000 requested from the Community Building Partnership Program.
The construction of a Narara Valley Precinct Playground has been listed as the number one priority in The Entrance electorate. The $400,000 project would include the construction of a new destination playground in the Precinct as per council’s Playground Strategy.
Council has requested $120,000 from the Community Building Partnership Program with the remaining $280,000 to be sourced from the Narara Hall land sale funding.
Gosford Council agenda
GOV.23, 8 Jul 2014