Partnership For Life


The State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP has been able to secure $205,789 for community organisations in the local area through the NSW Government’s 2016 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program. Ms Gibbons said that she is happy she has been able to secure these funds to enhance much-needed facilities and services in our local area.

fjij-partnership“The funding will aim to create more vibrant and inclusive communities and deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes.” Ms Gibbons said.

Successful projects include:

  • $11,890 for the installation of an air-conditioner of the Wattle Grove Public School hall;
  • $30,000 for the removal of asbestos from the Wattle Grove Scouts’ Hall;
  • $10,180 towards the installation of additional lighting for Liverpool Robins Sports Club in Prestons;
  • $9,908 to assist Spinal Cord Injury Australia in establishing their full suite of exercise services in the Liverpool area;
  • $5,282 towards upgrades at the Shepherd Centre for Deaf Children in Casula;
  • $28,000 towards wheelchair accessible ramps to St Anne’s church and hall in Hammondville;
  • $12,059 for the upgrade of the damaged netball clubhouse fence at Moorebank Sports Netball Club;
  • $24,000 towards the installation of accessible infrastructure at the NSW Radio Controlled Racing Car Club in Moorebank, allowing for increased participation for people with disabilities and the elderly;
  • $10,000 for Liverpool Action Group to restore vegetation and remove noxious weeds along the Georges River;
  • $40,000 towards a new irrigation system for the future upgrade of a synthetic hockey pitch for Moorebank Liverpool District Hockey Club;
  • $11,000 to upgrade the discus and long jump facilities for Prestons Little Athletics Centre, and
  • $13,470 for a new air-conditioner for the Australian Foundation for Disability Chipping Norton day program.

“This funding will allow these organisations to continue to provide a high level of service to our local residents. “I would like to congratulate the grant recipients and can’t wait to see their projects, once they are completed and servicing our community.” Ms Gibbons said.

Community organisations in the Liverpool region are encouraged to contact Ms Gibbons’ office to make sure they are provided information on future grant opportunities.