State government funds for local projects

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Four local organisations have earned an end of year boost by securing a share in state government funding.

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter has announced that his electorate of Upper Hunter has secured $300,000 in funding for 20 projects through the NSW Government's 2020 Community Building Partnership Program.

Mr Johnsen said the state government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities.

"This is fantastic news for our Upper Hunter electorate," Mr Johnsen said.

"This grassroots funding will directly help create a more vibrant and inclusive local communities with positive with social, environmental and recreational outcomes."

The successful organisation in the Dungog shire were:

  • Lions Club of Dungog Inc. - $14,800
  • Dungog District Golf Club - $26,292
  • Dungog District Netball Association Inc. - $9,478
  • The Rail Motor Society Inc. - $14,735

"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," Mr Johnsen said.

"I get wonderful feedback from communities all over our Upper Hunter Electorate regarding the Community Building Partnership program.

"As such, I very much look forward to seeing these projects completed in due course, and seeing how our communities making the best use of them."

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

Applications for the 2021 Program open in early 2021.

For more information about the NSW Government's Community Building Partnership Program, visit