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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP


Dungog will benefit from almost $64,000 in community funding to support the local netball association under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.

Applications have opened this week for the next round of the program, giving more local groups the chance to gain funding for projects which will make a real difference to the community.

Upper Hunter MP, Dave Layzell, said the funding will help Dungog District Netball Association continue supporting the community and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

The $63,700 in state government assistance will be used for the refurbishment of the Dungog netball courts,” Mr Layzell said.

In the latest round of Infrastructure Grants to be announced, 41 successful projects across the State will be funded to support local community organisations.

Mr Layzell said Infrastructure Grants are an important part of boosting the economy and rebuilding struggling communities that are still feeling the impact of COVID-19.

“This year $12.5 million is available in funding to support projects which will promote the construction or upgrade of facilities across the State in sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure,” Mr Layzell added.

“Some communities have struggled to maintain sports, cultural and other social activities during COVID-19, so the funding can back projects that are beneficial for communities.”

Infrastructure Grants are made possible through the NSW Government’s ClubGrants Category 3 Fund, which reinvests a contribution from the state’s registered clubs gaming machine profits back into community projects.

“These grants will help Upper Hunter organisations to rebuild community spirit by boosting participation in sports and recreation, encourage local theatres, creative arts and museums and also restore community infrastructure.”

Infrastructure Grants can be used toward the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure in the following categories:

  • Arts & Culture: $50,000 to $200,000 available per project

  • Community Infrastructure: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project

  • Disaster Readiness: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project

  • Sport & Recreation: $50,000 to $300,000 available per project

Since 2013, the NSW Government has funded over 536 community projects worth $105 million under the Infrastructure Grants program. The full list of funded projects is here.

Applications for the next round of funding will close Monday 22 November.

To find out more or to apply, visit


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