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Community project funding

By Southern Riverina News

Six local community projects are in the running to earn some much needed funding through the Service NSW My Community Project program.

Up to $260,000 is available for each NSW electorate to ‘‘help improve the wellbeing of people and communities’’, with the successful projects decided by the public.

Projects that receive the most ‘votes’ will received funding.

Three Berrigan organisations have submitted a project idea for the voting process. They are:

● Berrigan Community Golf and Bowling Club: for automatic irrigation sprinklers across its bowling greens for better, greener upkeep of the grass.

● Berrigan Community Golf and Bowling Club: for the construction and installation of an outdoor exercise circuit and children’s playground as the first fitness playground.

● Berrigan Children’s Centre: to create an indoor learning space and an outdoor chill out place for school aged children.

Two Tocumwal organisations have also submitted a project idea for the voting process. They are:

● Tocumwal Football Netball Club: for a netball court rejuvenation to upgrade the existing un-usable courts for juniors’ participation and competition.

● Rotary Club: for the replacement of two pedestrian bridges as stage 1 of the WAAAF Creek Walk Master Plan.

They each receive points under the voting system, with NSW residents aged over 16 eligible to vote until August 15.

One Jerilderie organisation has also submitted a project idea for the voting process. It is:

● Lions Club: to erect a life size bronze statue of 12-year-old John Monash receiving a shilling for holding Ned Kelly’s horse.

Got to https://mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au/projects for more information and to vote.

Berrigan and Tocumwal projects are listed under the electorate name, Murray, and Jerilderie’s project is listed under Albury.

■ More information of each of the projects will be featured in coming editions of the SRN. This week we feature the Jerilderie statue proposal below.