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Valley public assets set for upgrades

Clarence and Richmond Valley Councils and community groups that use Crown land should consider applying for a newly opened round of grants, according to Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis.

“The Nationals in NSW Government’s $17 million Crown Reserves Improvement Fund delivers grants to maintain and upgrade reserves and community facilities on Crown land for community use,” Mr. Gulaptis said. “Grant applications are open to Crown land reserve managers including local councils, community groups who use Crown land and showgrounds.”

Mr. Gulaptis said typical beneficiaries include surf life-saving clubs, scouts and girl guide groups, public halls, the RSPCA and PCYC, NSW Rural Fire Service, and NSW State Emergency Service. “Grants are available to maintain and develop recreational and tourism facilities on public reserves for community use and enjoyment, with a particular focus on supporting projects with energy and water efficiency benefits,” Mr. Gulaptis said.

For more information and to apply, click on the funding tab at