The Council will distribute $335,000 across 24 community projects as part of the Australian Government’s drought funding program.
The Council received $1million in funding from the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Programme with Benalla being recognised as experiencing hardship due to the drought.
The funding is to complete local infrastructure and other drought relief projects.
Applications from a high number of community groups were received and assessed against criteria set by the Australian Government.
Benalla Rural City Council Chief Executive Officer Dom Testoni said getting this funding out into the community will have multiple benefits.
“All the applicant groups, and the individuals within those groups, do a mountain of work within our community and we thank them for the time and effort they put into that important contribution,” Mr Testoni said.
“We are pleased to be able to fund these 24 projects, which represent a broad geographic spread across the municipality, different age brackets and project types.
“Having this funding with these community groups, which will largely be spent locally, will also play a role in helping the Benalla Rural City economy through these very tough and ongoing COVID-19 times.”
Community groups and projects which receive funding are:
|Albert Heaney Oval Committee|| ||Upgrade of facilities at the Albert Heaney Oval, Swanpool|| ||$17,000|
|All Blacks Football & Netball Club|| ||Clubroom rejunevation|| ||$7,000 |
|Benalla Agricultural & Pastoral Society|| ||Multipurpose shelter upgrade|| ||$20,000|
|Benalla & District Preschool Partnership|| ||Installation of rain water tank|| ||$3,638 |
|Benalla Aviation Museum and Men’s Shed|| || Securing the Men’s Shed complex|| ||$13,600|
|Benalla Netball Association|| ||Upgrades to clubrooms and court sun shelters|| ||$13,605|
|Benalla Scout Group|| ||Being Our Best – All Access Bathroom Facility|| ||$20,000|
|Benalla Sports Entertainment Centre|| ||Sewer pump well upgrade|| ||$4,500 |
|Boweya Community Incorporated|| ||Boweya Community Playground improvements|| ||$15,000|
|Devenish Public Hall|| ||Kitchen and plumbing infrastructure upgrade|| ||$15,000|
|Goorambat Public Hall Reserve|| ||Toilet facilities and surrounds improvements|| ||$20,000|
|Goorambat Football Netball Club|| ||Netball court resurfacing and umpire rooms|| ||$18,500|
|Lima School Community Centre|| ||Lima School Community Centre facelift|| ||$10,850|
|Lurg Hall and Reserves Commitee|| ||Lurg Hall and school reserve upgrade|| ||$11,782|
|Molyullah Recreation & Public Hall Reserve|| ||Upgrade to toilets at Molyullah Hall|| ||$20,000|
|Molyullah Recreation & Public Hall Reserve|| ||Upgrade to fish and chip cooking area|| ||$4,500 |
|Moorngag Hall and Recreation Reserve|| ||Multi-purpose storage shed|| ||$18,850|
|Raise the Roof Benalla Inc.|| ||Fence installation|| ||$20,000|
|Ride Avenue Preschool|| ||Windows upgrade and cooling|| ||$12,710|
|Swanpool Bowling Club|| ||Permanent shade structure replacement|| ||$14,000|
|Tatong Memorial Hall|| ||Storeroom with verandah|| ||$13,385|
|Tomorrow Today|| ||Creating and outdoor learning space for PEEP|| ||$14,180|
|Warrenbayne Recreation Reserve|| ||Covered outdoor recreational facility|| || $20,000|
|White Gate CFA|| ||Driveway upgrade|| ||$6,900 |
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