Ku-ring-gai Community To Select Local Projects To Receive NSW Government Funding

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15 July 2019

It is time for Ku-ring-gai residents to consider which projects will provide the most benefit to their local area and so are deserving of funding as part of the NSW Government’s My Community Project program.

Member for Ku-ring-gai, Alister Henskens SC MP, said voting in the Ku-ring-gai electorate opened on Monday 15 July 2019, giving local residents the green light to cast an online vote for between three and five of ten nominated projects, which can be viewed at either mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au or at a Service NSW centre.

“This is an innovative and exciting program that is putting decision-making in the hands of community members for projects that will both enhance and be open, accessible and available to the wider community,” Mr Henskens said.

“It’s very easy to cast your vote. All you need is your Medicare card and a free MyServiceNSW account, which also provides quick access to a wide range of NSW Government services, such as the CTP Green Slip refund for eligible policyholders.

“Alternatively, you can head to the Service NSW centre at 324 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby or at Macquarie Shopping Centre, North Ryde or at 313 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, where friendly staff will be available to assist you with the voting process.”

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said My Community Project is a fantastic opportunity for residents to have a direct say about which projects should be delivered in their local community.

“My Community Project is a great example of real grassroots democracy in action. It asks people to think about things their community needs, develop those ideas with a sponsor and tell us how funding could turn that concept into reality,” Mr Perrottet said.

“The great news is that from Monday 15 July 2019, residents in all electorates across the State will get their chance to vote for their favourite projects in each electorate.”

Voting concludes on 15 August 2019, with successful projects to be announced from September 2019.

A total of $24.4 million is available for eligible projects, with between $20,000 and $200,000 available for each project.

For further information about My Community Project and program guidelines, go to www.nsw.gov.au/mycommunityproject

My Community Project is made possible by the NSW Generations Fund.