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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP


The Upper Hunter electorate has today secured $400,000 funding for 25 projects from the NSW Government’s 2021 Community Building Partnership Program.

Upper Hunter MP, Dave Layzell, said the State Government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities.

“This is fantastic news for Merriwa, Murrurundi, Scone, Singleton, Quirindi, Dungog and Gloucester,” Mr Layzell said.

“This grassroots funding will directly help create a more vibrant and inclusive local community with positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes.

“I congratulate all the organisations that were successful in their application and look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for local community groups in our area.”

The successful projects in the Upper Hunter electorate for the 2021 CBP round are:

  • Singleton Golf Club - New tractor purchase $30,950

  • Gundy Crown Reserves - A pipeline connecting water storages between Gundy Hall Reserve and Gundy Recreation Ground Reserve $22,765

  • Muswellbrook PCYC - Upgrade male & female bathrooms $21,500

  • Singleton PCYC - Dojo Room refresh $18,000

  • Quirindi Rural Heritage Village - Additional toilets $16,000

  • Sunnyfield, Singleton - Community Services Hub kitchen update $15,281

  • Aspect Hunter School for Autistic Students, Muswellbrook - Classroom Repairs $15,180

  • King of the Ranges Stockman's Challenge, Murrurundi - Community Equine Centre office space $14,480

  • Scone Basketball Stadium - Fan installation $12,000

  • CWA Murrurundi - Kitchen upgrade $12,000

  • Merriwa Central School P&C Assoc. - Purchase and install drinking fountains and bottle refill stations $11,000

  • Sporting Shooters Association, Merriwa - Access road upgrade and additional shelter $9,342

  • Main Camp Recreation Reserve - Install shade shelter lighting $5,064

The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 16,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009.

There is $400,000 to allocate in each electorate with applications for the 2022 CBP Program to open early next year.

For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit


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