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Coffs Harbour's Mens Shed is one project that has benefited from funding received from the State Government's Community Building Partnership program.
Coffs Harbour's Mens Shed is one project that has benefited from funding received from the State Government's Community Building Partnership program.

ONE pice of information that has been released about the upcoming NSW Government budget has pleased Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser.

NSW Treasurer Mike Baird has confirmed that more than $90 million will be allocated in the budget to the Community Building Partnership program over the next four years.

Mr Fraser has welcomed news that the Community Building Partnership program will continue to provide funds for grassroots projects across the state.

"Under the program community organisations and local councils are invited to apply for funding to build and improve facilities in their local area," Mr Fraser said.

The local member was quick to pint out the benefits of the Community Building Partnership program.

"It is fantastic news that this important program will continue, allowing for community infrastructure to be built, refurbished or enhanced," Mr Fraser said.

"The Community Building Partnership program will also provide jobs for local tradespeople in our electorate. 

"A range of projects in the Coffs Harbour electorate have previously received funding as part of the program which I supported." 

Coffs Harbour region projects supported by the Community Building Partnership program in 2011 were:
- Building of a permanent Men's Shed in Coffs Harbour
- The refurbishment and upgrade of the boat wash down and fish cleaning facilities at the Coffs Harbour Deep Sea Fishing Club
- Toilet block upgrade and improvement to the access of the grid area the track at the Coffs Harbour Kart Club
- Renovation of the kitchen in the CWA rooms at Woolgoolga
- Replacement of the air conditioning unit at the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium
- Improvements to the kitchen area at the Sawtell Girl Guide Hall
- Transport for disabled Aboriginal elders of Jagun Aged Care
- Orara Valley Progress Association - the construction of a Caretakers residence
- Rotary Club of Woolgoolga Heritage Trail
- Upgrading of Sawtell District Meals on Wheels building
- Upgrade of community facilities at Urunga Neighbourhood Centre
- Upper Orara Recreation Reserve Trust - upgrade of community sport and recreation facilities

Under the revised scheme $200,000 will be available for each electorate in NSW. An additional $100,000 is available for 48 electorates with higher levels of unemployment to support local jobs.



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