Council welcomes My Community Project Grants

09 Sep 2019

Two nominations, sponsored by Blue Mountains City Council, have received funding under the State Government’s inaugural My Community Projects grants program.

A footpath from Glenbrook village to the railway bridge on Wilson Way, Blaxland, will be built following the allocation of $200,000 in funding.  Council will plan and complete the work within 12 months.

Meanwhile, Springwood Aquatic Centre will upgrade to a latest technology, eco-friendly Ozone filtration system after the project was awarded $150,000 in funding. 

Mayor Mark Greenhill congratulated the Blue Mountains community members who nominated the projects and Council officers for their support.

“Both projects are great news for the Blue Mountains,” Cr Greenhill said.

“The new footpath in Glenbrook will provide better access for residents in the area - in particular those who use prams, wheelchairs or walking frames.  It will also mean better access to Glenbrook Lagoon.

“The upgraded filtration system at Springwood Aquatic Centre provides an eco-friendly alternative to chlorine.”
Various community groups were also successful in applying for grants, for example Lapstone Public School, the Blaxland High School P&C Association and the Rotary Club of Lower Blue Mountains.
“As Mayor, I will work hard with both the community and the government to make sure these projects are a great success,” Cr Greenhill said.

My Community Project was made possible by the NSW Generations Fund. The fund helps keep the state’s debt at a sustainable level, while sharing the benefits of its returns with the people of NSW by funding community projects. 

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