How will Georges River Council spend $8.5 million in grants?

How will Georges River Council spend $8.5 million in grants?

Georges River Council has secured 19 federal and state government grants valued at a total of more than $8.5million to support the council's work and help offset the adverse financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Kevin Greene released details of the grants in a Mayoral Minute at last night's council meeting.

The grants have been secured since October last year.

They include $23,500 from the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade under the Foundation for Australia-China Relations (NFACR) Funding Body.

The purpose of the grant is to build and further strengthen cooperation and engagement with the local Chinese communities in relation to Our Journeys, Our Stories, an exhibition that reflects on Chinese migration history in the area.

NSW Government Premier's Grants Funding Body has provided $22,000 for installing CCTV cameras on Morts Road Mortdale.

Under the Public Libraries Funding Strategy, the council has secured $462,863 for library capital grant expenses.

A $500,000 grant from the Federal Department of Infrastructure will go to the Peakhurst Park Oval 1 reconstruction.

Transport for NSW has provided a grant of $710,000 for regional roads renewal and maintenance.

$4,662,684 has been provided by the Australian Government: Department of Infrastructure for local road and community infrastructure projects.

$71,310 has been provided by the Australian Government: Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources for Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Barriers for events at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium and other significant events for the council.

A $25,000 grant has been provided under the School Safety Program by Transport for NSW to improve pedestrian safety around schools.

A $494,000 State Government grant under the Greening our City Stream: Cooler Suburbs program will go towards planting 1,000 new trees in streets and parks and distributing trees to schools in a Carlton Canopy Corridor, stretching from Narwee to Kogarah Bay.

A $129,000 grant will go towards planting trees in urbanised areas in Georges River which will measure the benefits associated with increasing canopy cover in urban areas, including improved residents' health.

The NSW Environment and Planning Agency has provided $154,518 to support projects within Georges River to recycle more and decrease the amount of waste sent to landfill.

A grant of $1,097,275 has come from the Australian government to local government allowing councils to spend the grant according to local priorities.