HORNSBY PICKS LOCAL PROJECTS TO RECEIVE NSW GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Now is the time for Hornsby residents to consider which projects will provide the most benefit to their local area and choose what they would like funded as part of the NSW Government’s My Community Project program.

Member for Hornsby Matt Kean MP said voting in Hornsby opened on Monday 15 July 2019, giving local residents the green light to cast an online vote for between three and five of 20 nominated projects.

Project ideas include improved access for Vinnie’s at Hornsby, a playground for Hornsby Heights Public School, art projects for Hornsby Girls High School and a permaculture garden for Brooklyn Public School.

The Galston and Arcadia Residents Association have been shortlisted for their submission for a community hub at Arcadia Park. The project, worth $185,000, would see play and exercise equipment, BBQs, ovens, along with picnic facilities build at the park.

“This is an innovative and exciting program that is putting decision making back in the hands of community members to weigh in on their top picks for projects in the region,” Mr Kean said.

“It’s very east to vote, all you need is your Medicare card and a free MyServiceNSW account, which also provides quick access to a wide range of NSW Government services, such as the CTP Green Slip refund for eligible policyholders.

“You can also pop down to the local Service NSW centre at 324 Peats Ferry Road Hornsby where friendly staff can help residents cast their vote.”

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said My Community Project is a fantastic opportunity for residents to have a direct say about which projects should be delivered in their local community.

“My Community Project is a great example of real grassroots democracy in action, it asked people to think about things their community needs, develop those ideas with a sponsor and tell us how funding could turn that concept into reality,” Mr Perrottet said.

“The great news is that from Monday 15 July 2019, residents in all electorates across the State will get their chance to vote for their favourite projects in each electorate.”

Residents in the Hornsby electorate can view eligible projects and vote online at mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au or by visiting their Service NSW centre.

Voting concludes on 15 August 2019 with successful projects to be announced from September 2019.

A total of $24.4 million is available for eligible projects, with between $20,000 and $200,000 available for each project.

For further information about My Community Project and program guidelines, go to www.nsw.gov.au/mycommunityproject

My Community Project is made possible by the NSW Generations Fund.

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