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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP


Organisations in Gloucester, Dungog, Clarence Town, Paterson and Maitland have secured a $148,697 share of the Upper Hunter Electorate’s $300,000 funding through the NSW Government’s 2023 Community Building Partnership (CBP) Program.


Upper Hunter MP Dave Layzell has welcomed the funding which will allow 10 local organisations to undertake some much-needed projects on their ‘to do’ lists.


“The state government funds will deliver improvements to local facilities including the Paterson Court House Museum, Lorn Park Bowls, Sport and Recreation Club and Gloucester Pool for the Thunderbolts Swimming Club.”


“This is fantastic news for Gloucester’s Bucketts Radio 104.1 FM which can now plan outside broadcasts, Bolwarra Largs RFS can add a thermal imaging camera to its equipment and Dungog Wholefood Coop can supply locally grown produce.


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


The successful projects in the 2023 CBP round include:


·         Paterson Cricket Club Inc. $24,000 for solar security lights at Paterson Sportsground;

·         Lorn Park Bowls, Sports and Recreation Club Ltd. $20,000 towards new furniture;

·         Clarence Town Football Club Inc. $19,920 to upgrade Reg Ford Oval;

·         Gloucester Broadcasters Association Inc. $19,150 for an outside broadcast kit;

·         Paterson Historical Society Inc. $18,361 to upgrade lighting and floor coverings;

·         Dungog Wholefood Co-operative Ltd. $16,631 for a fridge and freezer;

·         Gloucester Thunderbolts Swimming Club $9,405 towards a new scoreboard;

·         Gloucester Men's Shed Inc. $8,195 to upgrade air conditioning;

·         NSW RFSA on behalf of Bolwarra Largs Rural Fire Service Brigade $8,035 to purchase a thermal imaging camera; and,

·         Gloucester Country Club Ltd. $5,000 for shade improvements.


The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 19,700 community projects since it commenced in 2009.


For more information, visit the Community Building Partnership website:

PICTURE CAPTION: File picture – Paterson Cricket Club will use CBP funding for solar security lighting at Paterson Sportsground.


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