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Voting now open for My Community Project program

30 July, 2019Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on the Shire’s residents to vote for local projects that they would like to see funded as part of the NSW Government’s My Community Project program.

Under the program a total of $24.4 million is being made available for eligible projects, with between $20,000 and $200,000 available for individual projects.

Funding will be distributed equally across the State’s 93 electorates.

Council’s Asset Coordinator of Parks and Buildings, Rachel Forte said the scheme provided a great opportunity for the Shire.

“The My Community Project is a fantastic initiative as it puts the decision-making directly in the hands of the community,” she said.

“It’s also unique as it allows locals to directly vote for projects that they think will best fit and improve their region.”

As part of the scheme eligible projects are grouped into State electoral boundaries.

“This means that projects directly affecting the Wingecarribee Shire can be found within the Goulburn and Wollondilly State electorates,” Ms Forte added.

Across the Wingecarribee Shire ten projects have been short-listed including two new children’s playgrounds on Council-owned land at Hoddle Street in Burrawang and within the Bowral Botanic Gardens located on the corner of Kangaloon and Old South Roads in Bowral.

Voting for projects closes on 15 August 2019 with successful projects to be announced from September 2019.  Voters can select between three and five projects as part of their vote.

Voters must be at least 16 years of age and hold a valid Medicare card and a free MyServiceNSW account.

“We’d really love to see as many people as possible jump online and vote for the projects that they think will best benefit our Shire.”

Visit www.mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au or visit a Service NSW Centre to lodge your vote.