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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP


Organisations in the Upper Hunter Shire, Denman, Muswellbrook, Singleton and Branxton have secured a $151,303 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 for Bureen and Bunnan Rural Fire Service brigades as well as allowing Singleton Girl Guides and Singleton Golf Club to install solar panels for lighting and power supply.”


“This is fantastic news for Upper Hunter Homeless Specialist and Outreach Service which can purchase a vehicle to improve its transport capabilities and for Denman Sandy Hollow Junior Rugby League to put a roof on existing seating at Denman Oval.


“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 are:


·         Denman Sandy Hollow Junior Rugby League Football Club Inc. $36,372 to upgrade Denman Oval spectator facilities;

·         Upper Hunter Homeless Specialist and Outreach Service Ltd. $20,000 for a vehicle purchase;

·         Bunnan Sports Club Inc. $18,027 to revitalise livestock holding facilities;  

·         NSW RFSA on behalf of Bunnan Brigade $15,000 for shed and equipment upgrades;

·         Rouchel School of Arts $15,000 towards solar power improvements;

·         Singleton Golf Club Co-Operative Ltd. $14,602 to install solar panels;

·         Branxton Golf Club Co-operative Ltd. $14,000 to purchase a utility cart;

·         The Girl Guide Association of NSW, Singleton $7,399 for solar power and lighting improvements;

·         1st Scone Scouts, Scout Association NSW Branch $6,000 for a new fireplace; and,

·         NSW RFSA on behalf of Bureen RFS Brigade $5,000 to upgrade the fridge on its fire truck.


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: Bunnan celebrates! – Bunnan Sports Club members react to the CBP grant announcement at their meeting on Tuesday 11 June 2024.


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