Member for Orange, Andrew Gee last week announced eight projects from the Forbes area would receive a share in $200,000 for community infrastructure under the NSW Governments’ Community Building Partnership program.
As mentioned in last week’s paper one of the projects to receive funding is the Forbes Dragon Boat Club, receiving a $10,000 grant.
“The Community Building Partnership program allows for community infrastructure to be built, refurbished or enhanced, making an important impact on the day-today lives of our local communities,” Mr Gee said. “In many cases the funds go to much needed social infrastructure with sporting, youth, cultural and community clubs all
benefiting from this year’s funding. “Projects range from $10,000 to $3,000 and will see community infrastructure improved as well as encouraging the enhancement of local community based activities that create more vibrant and inclusive communities.
“Local businesses and construction jobs will also be supported which is a welcome boost in improving local investment in the community,” Mr Gee said. Projects to receive funding in the Forbes area include:
• Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre: Development of the Forbes Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre adjacent to Lake Forbes
• Forbes Basketball Association: Upgrade of Forbes Basketball courts – $3,949
• Forbes Dragon Boat Club Inc: Erection of a new dragon boat shed – $10,000
• Warroo & District War Memorial Hall Association Inc: Replacement of outdated kitchen facilities at Warroo Hall
• Forbes Pony Club Inc: Erection of large steel panel multi-use area – $10,000
• Forbes Amateur Swimming Club: Semi-automated timing system – $5,000
• Forbes Croquet Club: Repainting of the clubhouse – $3,361
• Forbes Rugby League Football Club: Additional lighting installation at Halpin Flat – $10,000