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Funding boost for reserve trusts in the Hawkesbury

21 Aug 2017

Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet today announced that the NSW Government will contribute $26,667 towards the management of public reserves in the Hawkesbury region.

The funding is part of the NSW Government’s 2017-18 Public Reserves Management Fund programme.

Mr Perrottet said the Public Reserves Management Fund provides financial support to maintain the community’s highly-valued public assets.

“State-owned public reserves play an important role in our communities and the NSW Government is committed to ensuring these reserves continue to provide social and economic benefits to the people of NSW,” Mr Perrottet said.

“This funding will directly benefit our community, boost our economy and contribute to the cultural, sporting and recreational life of our region.”

Across the state, 440 projects will benefit from $15 million in the latest round of the Public Reserves Management Fund.

“Here in the Hawkesbury we have three successful projects that will be funded in 2017-18:

• $17,457 to replace the roof of the Freemans Reach School of Arts Inc. Building and
• $9,210 to the St Albans Common Trust for the purchasing of fire defence and asset protection equipment as well as the replacement of a wooden stock loading ramp”.

Minister for Lands and Forestry Paul Toole said $94 million has been invested over the last six years in the upgrade of showgrounds, the repair of buildings, bushfire hazard reduction, weed control and building new infrastructure.

“Showgrounds are important community hubs, particularly in regional NSW. This year, 38 showground trusts have been awarded more than $2.5 million for much-needed upgrades,” Mr Toole said.

“I want to congratulate all of our hardworking Crown reserve trusts on the great job they do managing and maintaining our public assets right across NSW.”

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