The Gravesend community has received a most welcome boost with the announcement of a $14,221 grant to upgrade their local Town Hall.
Member for Parkes Mark Coulton met with the Gravesend Hall Committee today to congratulate members on their successful application, which has been funded under Round Four of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP).
“This funding is an excellent investment in an important community asset at Gravesend, which will be matched by a contribution from Gwydir Shire Council,” Mr Coulton said.
“The Town Hall upgrade will allow it to once again be the venue for local community events, such as Gravesend Public School’s presentation night, movie nights and dances.
“I am very pleased to congratulate the Gravesend Hall Committee on their grant, and I have no doubt the Town Hall upgrade will go a long way to keep this great community going.”
Mr Coulton said the project will involve replacing an internal wall and ceiling in the kitchen, dining room, stage and dressing room, and installing a new emergency exit staircase. It is expected that works will commence in early 2019.
On 31 July 2018, the Australian Government announced the launch of Round Four of the SCP. The Australian Government funding commitment for Round Four is $22.5 million, with funding up to $150,000 for each electorate. A maximum of 20 projects will be funded in each electorate, with successful projects receiving a grant between $2,500 and $20,000.
For more details on the SCP – Round Four, see https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/stronger-communities-programme
More information about further successful projects in the Parkes electorate will be made available in the near future.
Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton presented a $14,221 grant to the Gravesend Hall Committee on Thursday 20 December. Pictured left to right – Kay Schouten, Jeremy Mason, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, Pat Withers and Ken Withers.