WELL DESERVED: Casino Neighbourhood Centre community co-ordinator Tommy Brogden and CEO Jackie Richards are thrilled their organisation has been granted critical state funding.
WELL DESERVED: Casino Neighbourhood Centre community co-ordinator Tommy Brogden and CEO Jackie Richards are thrilled their organisation has been granted critical state funding. Jamie Brown

Richmond Valley community benefits from state funding

THE Richmond Valley has been on the receiving end of some generous state grants ahead of Christmas, with clubs and community organisations the big winners.

Nineteen worthy community projects across the Clarence and Richmond Valleys have been awarded a total of $300,000 from the NSW Government's Community Building Partnerships program, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced.

Volunteer groups spend wisely

The popular program funds small infrastructure projects for local not-for-profit groups and local councils.

"We know this program delivers great value for the taxpayer because these volunteer groups spend every precious dollar wisely and donate their own time," Mr Gulaptis said.

"These projects not only strengthen community assets and deliver positive social and recreational outcomes, but stimulate the local economy and help secure local small business jobs."

List of projects

Local projects to receive funding in the Clarence electorate include:

  • Casino Town Tennis Club Inc: BBQ and spectator undercover seating $35,000
  • Casino Neighbourhood Centre Inc Casino Community Garden $7,867
  • Woodburn-Evans Head Golf Club Completion of irrigation infrastructure- Stage One $34,000
  • New Italy Museum Inc Upgrade to New Italy Museum including ceiling, walls, display areas and floor $22,292.
  • Casino Community Men's Shed Inc Provision of solar power $12,000


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