NEW COMMUNITY HUB FOR QUEANBEYAN THANKS TO NSW GOVERNMENT FUND

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NEW COMMUNITY HUB FOR QUEANBEYAN THANKS TO NSW GOVERNMENT FUND


Monday, 26 February 2018

Member for Monaro John Barilaro today announced that the Moore Park Community Hub will become a reality thanks to a NSW Government grant of $50,000 under the fourth and final round of the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF).

Round 4 of the SHCIF, which completes the delivery of the NSW Government’s election commitment to building stronger social housing communities, delivered grants of between $35,000 and $50,000 to support local organisations improve the lives of the most vulnerable across NSW.

Mr Barilaro said the funding would allow Moore Park to be developed into a vibrant community space, suitable for all ages to enjoy.

“This funding will mean that visitors to the park will be able to enjoy a new indoor hub space with food and beverage facilities,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The area will include a basketball half-court and be surrounded by trees, plants and new seating.

“The aim of the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund is to provide inclusive and welcoming areas, and the new Moore Park Community Hub will fulfil this aim.

“I am looking forward to work starting on the Hub and I cannot wait to see it used by members of our community as they gather in this central location.”

Mr Barilaro said previous rounds of the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government’s Social Housing Community Improvement Fund had provided funding to many worthy projects across the Monaro, including:

– $40,000 for Queanbeyan Baptist Church’s playground upgrade as part of the Nurturing Womanhood program for women with young children,
– $50,000 for Queanbeyan’s Munjuwa Health Housing and Community Aboriginal Corporation’s improvement and beautification project,
– $50,000 for Treehouse – Queanbeyan’s Children’s Special Needs Group’s Sensory Garden landscaping,
– $50,000 for the Karabar Community Centre,
– $50,000 for the Karabar Community Openspace Project, and
– $48,410 for Cooma Youth Hub’s Kitchen and Mobility Lift.

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Mayor Tim Overall thanked Mr Barilaro for the NSW Government’s significant contribution and support of this project.

“In addition to general community use, the development of this site will give local charities, groups and community organisations a new location to host fundraising days, events, play groups, social functions and recreational activities,” Mr Overall said.

“Plans are underway for an art mural in the area, with the intention to make the community hub a new and vibrant space as we work to further enhance Moore Park.”