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Fourteen projects led by volunteer groups have been awarded $300,000 through the Community Building Partnership Program, says local Greens MP, Tamara Smith.

Ms Smith said the funds would deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities, including replacement of fencing, and building a ramp at the Brunswick Heads branch of the Country Women’s Association [$30,748], purchasing new equipment for Ozfish to improve the health of the Richmond River [$44,739], a kitchen upgrade for Fripp Oval in Ballina [$77,729], and better facilities for the disability therapy centre at Cerebral Palsy Alliance [$13,455].

Coorabell Public School P&C will receive a canteen upgrade, including a deck replacement and internal workspace upgrade valued at $23,466. The NSW Member for Ballina says she has assisted more than 100 community organisations and delivered more than $3m in grants through this program since she was first elected in 2015.

‘I congratulate all the organisations that were successful in their applications and look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for people and the environment.’


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