Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton last week presented the Boggabri Home and Community Care Centre with a cheque for $20,000 to support the replacement of the centre’s kitchen.
With the centre utilised by numerous organisations that provide crucial support services to the Boggabri community, Mr Coulton said that this project is much more than just a new kitchen.
“By replacing the kitchen facilities at this centre it will significantly enhance its operation and help to unify community projects and functions which, in turn, will help to further connect the Boggabri community,” Mr Coulton said.
The funding announcements are a result of Round 1 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme. The purpose of the programme is to improve local community participation and cohesion whilst contributing to vibrant and viable communities.
Mr Coulton is a passionate advocate of the Stronger Communities Programme and was overwhelmed by the community response he received for Round 1 from right across the federal electorate of Parkes.
“For a long time I felt there was a need for greater support for incorporated not-for-profit and local government organisations to help build and maintain small infrastructure projects that would benefit our local communities,” Mr Coulton said.
“The fact that my office received over 90 expressions of interests for projects under
Round 1of this programme certainly confirms my belief that there is a need and I am extremely pleased to be able to help do something about it.
“Out here in Western NSW, quality infrastructure can really make or break a community. Our local sporting clubs and volunteer organisations are pivotal to our communities identities and this programme certainly goes some way to preserving and growing our local areas.”