FINAL DAYS TO VOTE FOR MCP PROJECTS

Time is running out to support your favourite ideas for improving your local area in the My Community Project (MCP), with voting lines set to close on Thursday, 15 August.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet today urged people aged 16 and older not to miss out on the unique opportunity of deciding which projects are funded by visiting www.mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au and voting.

“My Community Project has attracted a fantastic response right around NSW. This is an innovative and exciting program that gives residents the opportunity to vote for three to five of their best-liked local projects. But the clock is ticking,” Mr Perrottet said.

“Voting is easy and takes less than 10 minutes, all you need is your Medicare card and a free MyServiceNSW Account, which also provides access to a range of NSW Government services such as the CTP Green Slip refund for eligible policyholders.”

Alternatively, residents can also visit their local Service NSW centre where helpful staff can show people how to view projects and cast a vote online. Mr Perrottet said My Community Project was a great example of real grassroots democracy in action. “Hundreds of organisations including councils, schools and sports clubs have invested a lot of time and energy developing projects that will benefit their community and one of the best ways you can show your support is by casting a vote,” Mr Perrottet said.

“Jump online and take a look at the exciting ideas that might make a big difference to your everyday life or benefit the community.” 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, how voting works and the program guidelines, go to mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au.

Successful projects are to be announced in September 2019. My Community Project is made possible by the NSW Generations Fund.