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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP


Rural Fire Service brigades, sporting groups and community facilities in the Dungog and Gloucester areas have today shared in the Upper Hunter Electorate’s $400,000 through the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership Program with nine projects securing funding.

Upper Hunter MP Dave Layzell said the State Government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities including Paterson Public School with the Parents and Citizens Association successfully applying for $34,000 to improve the playground.

“This is fantastic news also for Clarence Town and Paterson RFS brigades with funds to assist both units to undertake much needed projects.

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

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

Successful Dungog and Gloucester projects in the Upper Hunter Electorate for the 2022 round include:

· $34,000 for Paterson Public School P&C Association to replace playground equipment;

· $21,984 to the NSW Rural Fire Service Association on behalf of Clarence Town Rural Fire Brigade for training and response equipment;

· $21,000 goes to Paterson Rural Fire Brigade for work on the driveway, car park and front fence;

· $20,000 for Gresford Cricket Club Incorp. to replace synthetic grass at Vacy Oval;

· $20,000 awarded to Clarence Town & District Progress Association Inc. for the Clarence Town Village green playground;

· $18,000 towards Gloucester & District Netball Incorp. to upgrade the lighting on the courts to improve player safety;

· $16,275 for Dungog Shire Community Centre to improve outdoor meeting space for client and community use;

· $15,300 secured by Dungog & District Junior Cricket Club to install solar safety lighting at Bruyn Park; and,

· $7,476 to Gloucester Croquet Club Inc. for infrastructure improvements.

The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 18,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009.

Applications for the 2023 Program open in May next year.

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

PHOTO CAPTION: Dave Layzell with the Paterson Public School P&C committee.

PHOTO CAPTION: Gloucester Croquet Club during the Gloucester Masters Games


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