Lee Evans Member for Heathcote today announced that 13 community projects across the Heathcote Electorate would receive $200,000 for infrastructure upgrades and refurbishment.

“We are so fortunate to have so many wonderful community groups and initiatives in Heathcote and I am proud that the NSW Government has been able to provide this much needed support,” Mr Evans said. “Successful applicants this year range from $50,000 for the refurbishment the Wesley Mission’s LifeSkills Centre for adults with a disability at Sutherland, to $1,200 for the purchase of a new keyboard for Sing Australia in Sutherland.

“I am thrilled that Bosco Menshed will receive $14,870 needed to construct an outdoor covered work area as I inspected the proposal with Treasurer Mike Baird earlier this year.”

The funding has been provided under the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program.

“I am thrilled that the NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced the roll out of 1235 community projects throughout the state as part of the $90 million allocated to the program over four years,” Mr Evans said. “These projects will provide a major boost to our community groups but will also provide construction work for local businesses.”

“The NSW Government has been working hard at delivering the largest infrastructure agenda in Australian history – worth some $61.8 billion over the next four years – but local community infrastructure is very important too.”

“I encourage everyone with a worthy project to apply for the next round of funding.”

Projects to receive funding in Heathcote are:

  • $50,000 to refurbish Wesley Mission’s LifeSkills Centre for adults with a disability in Sutherland
  • $45,000 to build shades for bowling greens at Engadine Bowling and Recreation Club
  • $15,000 to improve training facilities at Waratah Cricket Nets by upgrading lighting
  • $14,870 to build an outdoor covered work area for Bosco Menshed Engadine
  • $13,905 to build a community soccer field at Austinmer Public School
  • $11,000 to replace bunk beds at Heathcote Scout Camp
  • $10,000 to refurbish four tennis courts for Pinecourt and Stanwell Park Tennis Clubs
  • $10,000 to refurbish bowling greens at Bundeena Bowling and Sports Club
  • $9,800 to upgrade safety and make general repairs at Engadine Scout Hall
  • $8,848 to install waterproof shelter at Helensburgh Anglican Church
  • $7,502 to upgrade windows and building security at the Community Lodge at Bulli Thirroul
  • $2,875 to purchase wheelchair lift at Life Education NSW
  • $1,200 to purchase a portable keyboard and alter a storage cupboard for Sing Australia in Sutherland