2016 Community Partnership program grants announced

Jamie Parker helped secure grant funding of nearly 200,000 for a total 13 projects in the electorate of Balmain as part of the NSW Government’s 2016 Community Building Partnership program.

The NSW Government has committed funds to new community infrastructure projects that will enhance much needed local facilities.

Jamie Parker said:

“I’m delighted to have been able to facilitate this grassroots funding, which will deliver much-needed improvements to local schools, neighbourhood centres and sports clubs among others. 

It’s hard working local organisations like these that make our local area so vibrant and special. It’s very rewarding for me to work alongside such committed and passionate people and to be able to help in their efforts to make our area a better place to live for everyone.”

Holly Stewart, Manager of Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre, said: “In October the Neighbourhood Centre moved for the first time in 38 years. This is like an early Christmas present for us, giving us a fresh start in 2017. The Community Building Partnership Grant will allow us to create an accessible entry from the street, leading to a public space where the whole community can access information and resources. We look forward to inviting the community into the centre in the New Year.”

Dominic Steele, pastor of the Village Church in Annandale, said: “We’re planning to knock down the ugly old brick fence at the front of the church and create an open green area with seating around the two large trees just inside our property line. By the time it’s completed this key Annandale corner will look terrific, and will work much better for people pausing to relax or eat in this busy part of our community.”

Latha Nithyanandam from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation NSW said: “We at Kathleen York House extend our sincere gratitude for Jamie’s constant and ongoing involvement and support of our organisation. Kathleen York House has been truly blessed to have a local MP who is so genuinely caring, continually there to offer advice, guidance, and advocacy as well as actively participate in each of our key events.”

Rob Bennett, the Balmain Public School P+C President said, “We are really grateful for the continued active support of our local member Jamie Parker and to the NSW State Government for awarding us this grant. This means we can get on with the next stage of our planned school playground upgrade, together with our partners, the Eaton Street Centre before and after-school care. This grant will really add to the health and wellbeing of our kids.”

The successful projects in the Balmain electorate for 2016 are:

  • Alcohol and Drug Foundation NSW
  • Anglican Church Property Trust Diocese Of Sydney
  • Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre
  • PCYC NSW
  • Balmain Rowing Club
  • Green Left Association
  • The Scouts Association
  • Balmain Little Athletics Centre
  • Glebe Public School P & C Association
  • Balmain Public School P & C Association
  • Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
  • Little Nicholson Street Play Centre
  • Annandale North Public School P & C Association

Since 2011 Jamie has facilitated over $1 million in grants for local and community organisations in the Balmain electorate.

ENDS

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