Building stronger communities across Hume

Tuesday, 15 August 2023

The Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme Round 8 projects have been announced with 19 community projects benefiting from almost $150,000 in grant funding.

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said local community groups worked hard on their applications to secure the latest round of grants which will provide new and upgraded equipment and facilities.

Successful projects under the 2023 Stronger Communities Program include:

Narellan Men's Shed - $6,672 for the replacement of their centre lathe.

Bundanoon Bowling Club - $18,000 for lighting upgrades to the club.

Thirlmere Rural Fire Service - $3,000 for office and training equipment.

Goulburn Invert Sports Centre - $5,000 for the purchase of new gymnastic mats.

Warragamba Wombats JRLC - $14,000 for clubhouse renovations including improved kitchen facilities, flooring and painting.

St Vincent de Paul Crookwell - $2,500 to purchase a defibrillator.

Fullerton Handley Landcare Group - $2,720 to purchase a water tank and pump for the Fullerton Hall kitchen.

Goulburn Campdraft Association - $12,244 for upgraded cattle yards, grandstand seating and new shade cloth.

Camden Rugby Club - $13,000 to purchase a new ride-on lawn mower.

Crookwell CWA - $6,000 for safety and fire upgrades.

Goulburn Men's Shed - $4,200 to purchase a defibrillator and woodworking tool.

Bundanoon Men's Shed - $3,000 to purchase a trailer.

Goulburn Rapid Relief Team - $10,000 to purchase an emergency trailer to support emergency responders during crises such as floods and bushfires.

Goulburn Rugby Union Football Club - $12,000 for the purchase of an Enforcer Scrum Machine to improve skill development and team performance.

Camden Men's Shed - $15,000 to lay a concrete slab as the foundation of the new Camden Men’s Shed workshop.

Goulburn Argyle Model Railway Society - $2,500 for the purchase of a defibrillator.

St Bartholomew's Anglican Church - $12,164 for the historic Crookwell Anglican Church to undergo essential repairs and restoration, including the preservation of its iconic bell.

Menangle Men's Shed - $2,500 for the purchase of new equipment.

Goulburn Lilac City Festival - $3,000 for the creation of a website to promote the annual Goulburn Lilac City Festival.

“It’s so important that we have great places to come together, to socialise, be healthy and active in our local communities and this funding will go a long way across our many towns and villages,” he said.