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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP


Community and sporting facilities in the Singleton, Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter council areas are among 13 Upper Hunter Electorate projects which have secured a share of $400,000 funding through the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership Program.

Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said the State Government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities from upgrading the water supply at Elderslie Community Hall to improving WiFi connectivity at the Merton Living retirement village, Denman.
“This is also fantastic news for Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre, which is now able to install a solar power system, and Singleton Neighbourhood Centre can resurface its carpark.

“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 these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area.”

The full list of Upper Hunter Electorate 2022 round successful projects for the Upper Hunter, Muswellbrook and Singleton council areas includes:

· Singleton Rugby Club - $30,000 for the kitchen fit out of the new kiosk;

· Northern Agricultural Association Inc - $25,000 to repair fencing at Singleton Showground;

· Singleton United Rugby League Football Club Inc - $21,767 towards ground and facility equipment;

· Muswellbrook Pistol Club Inc - $20,000 to purchase storage containers;

· Singleton Neighbourhood Centre Inc - $20,000 for car park refurbishment;

· Australian Christian College, Singleton - $19,500 towards a community basketball court;

· Elderslie Community Hall - $19,250 to improve water supply at the hall;

· Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre Inc - $18,745 for the purchase and installation of solar panels and a battery;

· Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW Ltd - $15,000 to install a shade sail at PCYC Muswellbrook;

· Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW Ltd - $15,000 for a reception upgrade at PCYC Singleton;

· Aberdeen Senior and Little Athletics Centre Inc - $8,500 to purchase a lawn mower;

· Sunnyfield - $8,000 to upgrade the floor at Singleton disability service hub; and

· Merton Living Limited - $5,203 for WiFi in the community meeting halls.

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: Congratulations to Sunnyfield, Singleton and PCYC, Muswellbrook recipients of 2022 Community Building Partnership grants for their projects!


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