Holsworthy Electorate Chooses My Community Projects

State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP, announced the winners of the My Community Project, with applicants now able to bring their ideas to life. Our region will benefit from projects put forward and voted on by the local community, which will now be funded by the NSW Government’s My Community Project program.

The successful projects are:

  • Newbridge Heights Public School Playground ($129,000) – This project is about creating a safe and fun environment for the children to socialise, explore and get active.
  • A Playground and Outdoor Learning Area for Chipping Norton Public School ($98,360) – Transform the school’s blank grass canvas into an engaging, interactive outdoor learning space and to promote happy healthy hearts and bodies.
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid ($80,000) – Parents from Moorebank Community of Schools (Moorebank High School, Chipping Norton Public School, Nuwarra Public School and Newbridge Heights Public School) will learn how to assist adolescents who may be experiencing a mental health problem.

 

Ms Gibbons thanked all applicants and sponsors for taking the time and effort to develop their ideas along with the members of the community who voted.

“My Community Project captured the imagination of our local community with people putting a lot of work into their ideas and it was great to see locals getting behind the projects that matter to them,” Ms Gibbons said.

“These projects came from the community and were voted on by the community and I look forward to seeing them becoming a reality and providing a local benefit.”

More than $24 million was made available, spread across the entire State, for projects valued between $20,000 and $200,000 that would make communities more liveable, cultural, accessible, safe, revitalised or healthy.

Acting Treasurer Damien Tudehope said My Community Project was a great example of real grassroots democracy in action and the projects chosen to receive funding reflected the wishes of the people.

“There has been a tremendous response to the My Community Project program with more than 61,400 people casting their vote through the My Community Project website across the State,” Mr Tudehope said.

For further information visit www.nsw.gov.au/mycommunityproject