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MP Chris Gulaptis

Grants for 24 Clarence Valley community projects

Two dozen new community projects in the Clarence Valley have just been funded in the latest round of the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced.

“We are allocating a little under $400,000 for 24 local projects that will significantly enhance many aspects of community life in the Clarence Valley,” Mr Gulaptis said.

Clarence Valley Mayor Jim Simmons welcomed the funding, which includes a successful $13,000 bid from the Council he leads for air con and other works totalling at Wooli Community Hall.

“We are always happy to work with other levels of Government for community infrastructure upgrades across the Valley,” Councillor Simmons said.

Projects include:

  1. Glenreagh RFS – station upgrade
  2. Glenreagh CWA – floor repair
  3. Lawrence Historical Society – power for the volunteers’ workshop
  4. Wooli Community Hall – air con and acoustics
  5. Uniting Preschool Grafton – paint interior
  6. New Life Church Grafton – fans for the sports and rec area
  7. Braunstone Social and Tennis Club – walkway and awing
  8. Grafton Rowing Club – female toilets
  9. Grafton Community Shed – covered verandah
  10. Grafton District Golf Club – cart pathway
  11. Carrs Creek School of Arts Hall – Toilets
  12. Grafton Sporting Car Club – pit facilities
  13. Grafton Clay Target Club – road repairs
  14. Lower Clarence Netball Association – access path
  15. Mudyala Aboriginal Corporation – van for youth program
  16. Maclean Rotary – book shed upgrade
  17. Maclean Golf Club – shed extension
  18. Ashby Rural Fire Brigade – access ramp
  19. Ashby Hall – access ramp
  20. Yamba Surf Life Saving Club – painting of clubhouse
  21. Port of Yamba Historical Society – fire safety upgrade for Yamba Museum
  22. Lower Clarence Community Radio – Generator
  23. Iluka Woombah Men’s Shed – indoor and outdoor upgrades
  24. Iluka Bowls Club Ltd – audio and visual equipment for conference and function room


“Working with groups like these makes the trips to Parliament in Sydney worthwhile,” Mr Gulaptis said.

The Community Building Partnership program is one of a number of Nationals in NSW Government initiatives designed to make regional communities like those in the Clarence even better places to work, rest and play.