Nine local community groups will
benefit from more than $82,000 worth of Community Capital Infrastructure Grants
A total of $82,400 was shared between
the nine for a variety of projects ranging from installation of a skylight to a
contribution towards a new studio at the Conservatorium.
“The wide range
of applications we receive every round shows just how vibrant the Coffs Harbour
community is,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight. “Each
application is very different, but whatever the size or scope of the project,
they all show genuine community interest at their heart.”
The Community Capital Infrastructure
Grants Program was established in September 2013. The funds are provided
through the Community Facilities Program and are designed to match funding
raised by applicants to improve community facilities. Thirteen applications were
received totaling $148,792 for proposed projects to the value of $303,430. An
Assessment Panel, consisting of Councillors and Council staff, considered each
of the applications in accordance with the assessment criteria and recommended nine
of the projects be funded. These were:
Nana Glen Sport, Recreation &
Equestrian Centre Management Committee. Construction of a storage facility for
bulky equestrian equipment. Project cost - $19,140. Funding provided - $9,550.
Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare – Kinchela
Reserve Landcare Group. Public seating for Kinchela Reserve. Project cost -
$2,750. Funding provided - $800.
Coramba Community Hall Management
Committee. Replacement of hall kitchen and floor covering. Project cost -
$11,674. Funding provided - $5,800.
Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium
Inc. Studio 13 Build. Project cost - $39,662. Funding provided - $19,700.
Orara Valley Football Club. Repairs to
the roof and guttering of clubhouse, lining of equipment room and installation
of bubblers. Project cost - $13,398. Funding provided - $6,700.
Bonville Sawtell Lions Club Inc.
Refurbishment of Boronia Park Playground equipment. Project cost - $40,500.
Funding provided - $20,500.
Special Needs Support Group Inc.
Installation of a skylight. Project cost - $2,500. Funding provided - $1,250.
Hockey Coffs Coast Inc. Replacement of
scoreboard and Spectator seating awning. Project cost - $30,020. Funding
provided - $13,650.
Bunker Cartoon Gallery Inc. Upgrade of
lighting at Bunker Cartoon Gallery. Project cost - $9,790. Funding provided -
A total of $200,000 was available this year under
the grant program, so it is proposed that a second round of funding be opened in
February 2016, for the balance of $117,600.