$50,000 Awarded In Outlying Communities' Infrastruture Grants
Friday, 23 April, 2021 - 15:15
Tolmie, Bonnie Doon and Merton communities will soon have upgraded toilet facilities, tiered spectator seating and a children’s playground (respectively) as these community-led projects have received $50,000 in grants from Mansfield Shire Council’s Outlying Communities Infrastructure Fund.
Successful grant recipients include:
Tolmie Mechanics Institute and Recreation Reserve Committee ($10,000), to upgrade the toilet block at the reserve to ensure the ongoing useability and sustainability of the space for the community, visitors and events.
Bonnie Doon Football and Netball Club ($20,000), to install tiered spectator seating on the perimeter of the oval at the Bonnie Doon Recreation Reserve.
Merton Recreation and Memorial Reserves Inc. ($20,000), to install a children’s playground at the Merton Recreation Reserve.
Council received five applications for the grants however, two were deemed ineligible for consideration.
Mansfield Shire Mayor, Cr Mark Holcombe said Council was pleased to be able to support these three significant projects.
“The Outlying Communities Infrastructure Fund aims to improve community facilities that enhance liveability in towns in the Mansfield Shire,” Cr Holcombe said.
“The three successful projects will deliver real benefits to the communities of Tolmie, Bonnie Doon and Merton by delivering much needed improvements to their local infrastructure.”
The total project expenditure for all projects is $67,156 which includes $50,000 funding and $17,156 in-kind support.
“The value of these projects to local communities demonstrates the effectiveness of this fund, which is why Council has identified to continue it in next year’s draft budget.”