$4.3m in funding for community projects

More than 20 community projects in the Coast Community News circulation area have secured a total of more than $4.3M in funding through the State Government’s 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.

Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch, said the huge funding injection was “a great achievement” for the Coast.

“This result represents just how hard our community groups work, day in and day out on the Central Coast and the impacts they make in our everyday lives,” Tesch said.

“Every single one of these community groups go above and beyond, providing support for all our locals through both good and bad times.”

Initiated by the 2009 Labor Government, the Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 13,800 community projects since its commencement.

Wyoming Public School P & C received a whopping $68,000 to provide a soft fall rubber surface playground with four other projects being granted $30,000 or more.

St Patrick’s Catholic Parish at Gosford received $31,255 for the restoration and replacement of flooring; Coast Christian School was granted $30,000 for school infrastructure; Holgate Public School P & C attracted $32,378 to install shade sail over the school playground; and Terrigal High School P & C will provide outdoor fitness and team building challenging activity stations with its $32,000 in funding.

Other major recipients included: Brisbane Water Historical Society, $22,500 for conservation and restoration of wooden flooring at Henry Kendall Cottage; The Rotary Club of Kariong, $24,149 for refurbishment of the kitchen at Phillip House; Catholic Parish of Our Lady Star of the Sea, $25,000 for a community kitchen upgrade; Central Coast Basketball, $20,000 for foyer repair and refurbishment, Terrigal Public School P & C, $20,000 for oval refurbishment, drainage and associated landscaping; and Narara Public School P & C, $26,000 for construction of running track and upgrade of sandpit.

A full list of recipients can be found on the NSW Government website.

The next round of Community Building Partnerships funding is now open for applications.


Media release, Apr 29, 2020 –

Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch

NSW Government website