Over $400,000 for infrastructure projects

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, presents the cheque to members of the Copacabana Rural Fire Brigade

The Central Coast is set to benefit from over $400,000 in funding to support several infrastructure projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said the funding will help community organisations continue the good work they do in supporting our region.

“Funding includes $70,915 for Copacabana Rural Fire Brigade helping enhance their emergency response facilities and $58,245 to upgrade the water and electrical system at Kariong Scout Camp,” Crouch said.

“Additionally, this grant will provide The Entrance Cricket club with $72,663 towards much needed upgrades to Jubliee Park Cricket Nets.”

Also included in the latest funding round is $90,260 to Laughing Bird Arts Association Incorporated for the installation of the Avoca Beach Theatre Accessible Floor and $124,928 to Terrigal Rugby Club Incorporated for the extension of the Terrigal Rugby Clubhouse Kitchen.

The Infrastructure Grants program is made possible by Clubgrants Category 3, a fund which re-invests profits from registered clubs’ gaming machines into community projects.

Minister for Hospitality and Racing, Kevin Anderson, said the latest round of ClubGrants funding has awarded more than $4.2M to 43 projects across sport and recreation, arts and culture, community infrastructure and disaster readiness.

“Each year $12.5M is made available for projects to build, repair or upgrade facilities across arts and culture, sport and recreation, disaster readiness and community infrastructure,” Anderson said.

“The latest round was one the largest yet in a response to weather events including drought, bushfires and flooding, as well as the ongoing recovery from the COVID pandemic.”

Since 2015, the NSW Government has funded more than 520 community projects worth more than $81M under the Infrastructure Grants program.

Source: Media release, Jun 9, 2022 Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch