Vote for My Community Project ideas

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging Grenfell residents to take a look at and vote on the community projects they want funded under the My Community Project Program.

Ms Cooke said 43 projects have reached the public vote stage, allowing everybody a chance to help decide which ideas come to life.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for everybody to have a say in how their communities will develop, whether that's through the building of a new sport facility, upgrades to a hall or even the staging of an event," Ms Cooke said.

"It's 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.

"Residents have until August 15 to nominate between three and five projects, which is so easy to do. All you need is your Medicare card and a free MyServiceNSW account.

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

$24.4 million is available for eligible projects, with up to $260,000 available for the Cootamundra electorate.

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

The projects listed for Grenfell are:

The Grenfell Picnic Race Club Inc - Grenfell Racecourse Kitchen - To upgrade and modernize the food preparation and sales areas at the Grenfell Racecourse - $21,500.

The Grenfell Picnic Race Club Inc - Grenfell Racecourse Covered Hospitality Area - To construct a covered area (shed) that is multi-use including availability for functions and hospitality area for whole community - $30,000

The Grenfell Picnic Race Club Inc - Grenfell Racecourse Irrigation - To connect an existing water storage dam to the race track via a pump and irrigation system - $30,000

Grenfell PAH&I Association Inc - Portable Grandstand Seating - To provide portable seating at the Grenfell Showground for a variety of events - $25,000

Gooloogong Public School - School Grounds Revitalisation Project - The Gooloogong Public School 'Revitalisation Project' is aimed at improving the school grounds for students and the community - $185,000

The Service NSW outlet in Grenfell is located at the Weddin Shire Council offices on the corner of Weddin and Camp Streets, Grenfell.