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My Community Project applicant can now bring idea to life

5 Sep 2019

Member for Epping Dominic Perrottet today announced the successful My Community Project with the applicant now able to bring their idea to life.

The Epping Electorate will benefit from a great project sponsored by the Beecroft Public School Parents and Citizens’ Association and voted on by the local community, which will now be funded by the NSW Government’s My Community Project program.

Beecroft Public School was successful in securing $180,000 for the construction of a brand new all-weather covered outdoor learning area, which will be erected over an existing multi-purpose court in the school.

Mr Perrottet thanked all applicants and sponsors for taking the time and effort to develop their ideas and promote their projects along with the members of the community who voted. 

“My Community Project was well supported by the Epping community with people putting a lot of work into their ideas and it was great to see people get behind the projects that matter to them,” Mr Perrottet said. 

“The projects put forward came from the community and were voted on by the community and I look forward to seeing the students of Beecroft Public School and the wider community taking advantage of this new all-purpose space in the near future.”

More than $24 million was made available, spread across the entire State, for projects valued between $20,000 and $200,000 that would make communities more liveable, cultural, accessible, safe, revitalised or healthy.

Mr Perrottet said My Community Project was an example of real grassroots democracy in action and the project chosen to receive funding reflected the wishes of the people.

“There has been a tremendous response to the My Community Project program with thousands of people logging on to vote in Epping along with more than 61,400 people across the State,” Mr Perrottet said.

“For those projects that were unsuccessful I urge applicants to see if they are eligible to apply for other NSW Government funding from programs such as Community Building Partnerships, which is now open.

“My Community Project is made possible by the NSW Generations Fund, a sovereign wealth fund that helps maintain debt at sustainable levels, while sharing the benefits of its returns with local communities.”

For further information visit www.nsw.gov.au/mycommunityproject.

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