Works to benefit from Major Community Projects Fund
Published on 19 March 2021
Six community infrastructure projects, ranging from venue expansions to installation of new toilets, will share in $251,732 in funding from Gannawarra Shire Council’s Major Community Projects Fund.
Now in its second year, community groups and organisations were eligible to apply for between $10,000 and $125,000 of support from Council to develop infrastructure projects on non-Council owned or controlled land, with priority given to projects identified or aligned with Council strategies, such as the Gannawarra Shire Council Plan 2017-2021 and the Gannawarra Shire Council Sport and Recreation Strategy 2019–2029.
“A highlight of the 2020/2021 Budget, Council received 18 applications for this popular program, with a combined total of $926,658 requested,” Mayor Charlie Gillingham said.
“The total number of application and monies requested is significantly higher than the program’s first year, which demonstrates the number of community infrastructure projects that are not managed by Council requiring financial support to achieve.”
The projects that have received funding are:
- Cohuna and District Historical Society Archive Building Extension ($125,000)
- Kerang Golf Club On-course Toilets ($33,829)
- Kerang Girl Guides Storage Upgrade ($33,500)
- Kerang and District Agricultural Society Toilet Upgrade ($27,403)
- Barham Koondrook Historical Society Multi-Purpose Facility Upgrade ($17,000)
- Cohuna Bowls Club Community Kitchen Upgrade ($15,000)
“Council thanks all community groups and organisations which took the time to apply for this funding and congratulates those groups whose applications were successful,” Mayor Gillingham said.
“Council officers will be available to provide feedback to applicants on where to improve their application for future funding rounds, or support them where possible to access alternative funding opportunities.”
ABOVE: The Cohuna and District Historical Society will benefit from Gannawarra Shire Council’s Major Community Projects Fund.