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$20,000 to improve social housing spaces in the Clarence Valley

The outdoor basketball court at Bob Liddiard Park in South Grafton and Gurehlgam Corp in Grafton are the beneficiaries of $20,000 worth of new grants, Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis has announced.

“The money comes from the NSW Government’s Social Housing Community Improvement Fund which provides grants of up to $50,000 to councils, not-for-profit organisations and private sector organisations to undertake improvements in social housing communities or other areas visited by social housing tenants,” Mr Gulaptis said.

$15,620 will be invested to upgrade the outdoor basketball court including a reseal of the surface, new poles and backboards, as well as line marking.

Clarence Valley mayor, Jim Simmons, said the funding would enhance the park space and complement the recently-installed football goals to create an inclusive recreational environment.

“Council welcomes the funding. It will help provide the community with a safe and fun meeting place,” he said.
“The new surface will lift the look and feel of the park and freshen the environment for residents.”

A further $4374 goes to Gurehlgam Corp’s Innovation Learning Centre for installing a security door and air conditioning to support the establishment of an innovation learning centre for children that extends their thinking about how the world works.