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Federal Member for Ryan
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JANE PRENTICE MP, Federal Member for Ryan

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Local projects deliver stronger communities

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Local projects deliver stronger communities

The Coalition Government has committed an additional $22.5 million in the 2018-19 Budget to continue the highly successful Stronger Communities Programme (SCP).

Hon Jane Prentice MP, Federal Member for Ryan, said the fourth round of the program would ensure funding was available for a range of important community infrastructure projects in Ryan such sporting facilities and community halls. 

“This Budget continues the Coalition Government’s commitment to building strong communities with extensions to vital community grants programs that invest directly in economic and social infrastructure,” Mrs Prentice said.

“The Coalition Government will fund up to 50 per cent of costs for successful projects from a pool of $150,000 in each electorate, delivering more than 1,000 further projects in this round.”

Mrs Prentice said the additional investment for a fourth round of SCP would ensure that local decision making continues to play a decisive role in funding community building projects.

“Our region has been very successful under previous rounds of the Stronger Communities Programme, seeing projects delivered like the extension of facilities at Bardon Girl Guides’ hut and the kitchen upgrade at Pullenvale Hall,” Mrs Prentice said.  

“Grants will be available between $2,500 and $20,000 for successful applications and I will encourage organisations in the community to put forward their attractive, high-quality, projects for assessment.”

For more information on the Stronger Communities Programme, including application guidelines, visit: www.regional.gov.au/regional/programs/stronger-communities.aspx.


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