Have your say on Community Project Funding

Have your say on Community Project Funding

Residents across the region can now cast their vote to help choose which local community projects receive state government funding. My Community Project provides up to $260,000 for each NSW electorate under the NSW Generations Fund to finance ideas to improve the wellbeing of people and communities.

Chair of Namoi Unlimited and Mayor of Gunnedah Shire Council Jamie Chaffey says, “successful
projects will be determined through a public vote, it’s pretty simple, the projects that receive the
most support will receive funding.

“This is a terrific initiative which allows local people to reflect on local needs. It’s a unique
opportunity to help secure support for projects that could make a genuine difference in our regional communities.

“While I’m not at all surprised by the high standard of applications from the Namoi region, I am
impressed by the different ideas, attention to detail and thought included in each application.”

21 projects have been shortlisted for the Tamworth electorate including a sensory garden and
outdoor classroom for Walcha Central School, additional street art in Manilla and the creation of
bronze koala statues to be permanently installed in Gunnedah’s CBD.

A new website to promote Warialda is among 43 projects shortlisted for the Northern Tablelands
while Liverpool Plains Shire Council has put forward a proposal to create a silo art trail through
Quirindi and Premer.

“As a Joint Organisation Namoi Unlimited is working hard to ensure our region is considered a
desirable place to work, live and invest. It’s heartening to see so many community-driven projects align with this vision,” says Cr Chaffey.

“As our communities battle this drought, every extra dollar allocated and spent in our region is a
blessing.

“I encourage everyone to have their say and vote. If we all get involved then together we can send a strong message to Sydney that investment and additional spending is appreciated and always welcome here.

“This is a unique chance to have your say on how your taxpayer money is spent and show your
support for projects designed to enhance wellbeing across our communities,” concludes Cr
Chaffey.

To vote for your favourite project visit www.mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au and use the
dropbox menu to search shortlisted projects in your town, postcode or electorate.

You can vote to support up to five projects and can only vote once. Successful projects will be announced in September.

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