Community grants get things started for St George projects

Funding boost: Netballers in action on the Rockdale courts, which will receive a lighting upgrade. Picture Chris Lane
Funding boost: Netballers in action on the Rockdale courts, which will receive a lighting upgrade. Picture Chris Lane

MORE than 50 community projects in St George will benefit from the state government's 2014 Community Building Partnerships program.

Grants totalling $1.6 million were announced by MPs Cherie Burton (Kogarah), Mark Coure (Oatley), John Flowers (Rockdale) and Robert Furolo (Lakemba).

Each electorate was allocated $400,000.

Larger grants included:

KOGARAH

■Rockdale Council, upgrade and replacement of play equipment, shrubs, trees and seating at Dominey Reserve, $87,500.

■Kingsgrove Colts rugby league club for lighting, indoor training facility and roof repair at Beverly Hills Park, $50,000.

■Hurstville Public School, outdoor learning area for students with a disability, $45,000.

■Kogarah Community Centre, relocation and furnishings for new home at Carlton, $44,759.

OATLEY

■3 Bridges Community, upgrade to Pole Depot community hall, $75,000.

■St George Australian Football Club, lighting upgrade at Olds Park, $40,000.

■Resourceful Australian Indian Network, community kitchen renovation, carport awning, $30,000.

■Narwee Baptist Community Broadcasters, console replacements, $30,000.

ROCKDALE

■Arncliffe Scots Baseball Club, lighting project, $80,532.

■St George District Netball Association, lighting upgrade for courts, $51,000.

■St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, hall upgrade, $50,000.

■Arncliffe Public School P&C, improvements to community hall, covered outdoor learning area, $49,401.

LAKEMBA

■Riverwood Community Centre, air conditioning and amenities upgrade, $100,000.

■YMCA, Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, Riverwood, acoustics, lighting, $24,179.

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