Bonny Hills RFS receives grant to invest in training

Funds boost: Members of the Bonny Hills Rural Fire Brigade with Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams.
Funds boost: Members of the Bonny Hills Rural Fire Brigade with Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams.

The electorate of Port Macquarie has secured almost $300,000 in funding for a total of 18 projects through the NSW Government's 2020 Community Building Partnership Program.

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said the funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities including the Bonny Hills Rural Fire Brigade who have received $20,000 to extend their training and meeting room.

"This is fantastic news. This grassroots funding will directly help create a more vibrant and inclusive local community with positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes," Mrs Williams said.

"I congratulate all the organisations that were successful in their application and look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area."

Other successful projects in the Camden Haven for the 2020 round are:

  • $23,291 to Creek to Creek Queens Lake Trail to repair an existing footbridge, improve drainage and upgrade public walkways.
  • $10,620 to Laurieton Public School P C Association to purchase external storage facilities.
  • $13,583 to Hannam Vale Public School P C Association to improve their kitchen and upgrade the garden.

The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 15,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009.

Applications for the 2021 program open early next year.