COMMUNITY PROJECTS IN THE HANDS OF THE COMMUNITY

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COMMUNITY PROJECTS IN THE HANDS OF THE COMMUNITY


Monaro residents can now decide which projects will be most beneficial to the local region
and should be funded as part of the NSW Government’s My Community Project program.
Member for Monaro John Barilaro said voting opened on Monday 15 July 2019, giving local
residents the green light to cast an online vote for between three and five of the twenty one
nominated projects in the Monaro region.
“This is an innovative and exciting program that is putting decision making back in the hands
of community members and giving them an opportunity to weigh in on their top picks for
projects in the region,” Mr Barilaro said.
“Voting is simple; people can log on to their online MyServiceNSW account and follow the
directions, or they can visit a Service NSW centre and have a friendly staff member assist
them in casting their vote.
“This is a really great way for people to engage with decision making that impacts them
directly. I am encouraging everyone to have their say on the projects that will benefit them.”
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said My Community Project is a fantastic opportunity for
residents to have a direct influence on which projects should be delivered in their local
community.
“My Community Project is a great example of real grassroots democracy in action, it asked
people to think about things their community needs, develop those ideas with a sponsor and
tell us how funding could turn that concept into reality,” Mr Perrottet said.
“The great news is that from Monday 15 July 2019, residents in all electorates across the
State will get their chance to vote for their favourite projects in each electorate.”
Residents in the Monaro can view eligible projects and vote online at
mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au or by visiting their Service NSW centre.
Voting concludes on 15 August 2019 with successful projects to be announced from
September 2019.
My Community Project is made possible by the NSW Generations Fund and a total of $24.4
million is available for eligible projects, with between $20,000 and $200,000 available for
each project.
For further information about My Community Project and program guidelines, go to
www.nsw.gov.au/mycommunityproject