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Council secures more than $6.7 million worth of grant funding

03/11/2020

Georges River Council has received $6.7 million worth of grant funding from the NSW and Australian Governments to roll out a range of programs and projects and support the community in the COVID-19 recovery phase.

Mayor of Georges River Council Kevin Greene said that the funds will help to offset the adverse financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Council has demonstrated on many occasions that it is responsive, resourceful, resilient, agile and adaptable,” said Mayor Greene.

“The long-term financial position of the council has been well documented and the COVID-19 pandemic has added to concerns about future funding for activities, services and infrastructure valued by our community.

“I’m therefore very pleased to report that the General Manager has been successful in securing grants valued at over $6.7 million to support the work of Council in providing activities, services and facilities to our community,” added Mayor Greene.

The grants, which have been allocated in a range of categories and from several Government Departments, will enable Council to fund projects across a broad cross-section of the community.

These include improvements to community safety, sports infrastructure and facilities, marine infrastructure, community infrastructure and road safety, as well as the resheeting of roads and the activation of public spaces.
 
Grants awarded to Council
 
Category Streets as Shared Spaces
Funding Body Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Grant Amount $465,000
($415,000 for Hurstville and $50,000 for Kogarah)
Grant Purpose: Progress public domain improvements in Hurstville and Kogarah City Centres
 
Category Safer Behind Art
Funding Body Australian Government Department of Home Affairs
Safer Communities Fund - Round 5
Grant Amount $855,000
Grant Purpose: Improve the safety of the community from Hostile Vehicle attacks at key community events through the installation of creatively designed bollards and barricades on Forest Road, Hurstville and Carss Bush Park
 
Category Community Development Grant
Funding Body Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Grant Amount $1,000,000
Grant Purpose: Penshurst Park Sporting Hub - Stage 2 - Synthetic Sportsfield
 
Category Community Development Grant
Funding Body Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Grant Amount $500,000
Grant Purpose: Oatley Park Sports Amenities Building
 
Category Liquor and Gaming Grant
Funding Body NSW Department of Industry
Grant Amount $300,000
Grant Purpose: Oatley Park Sports Amenities Building
 
Category Roads to Recovery Program
Funding Body Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Grant Amount $710,000
Grant Purpose: Resheet George Street, South Hurstville (bet Coles Street to end)
Resheet Lorraine Street, Peakhurst (bet Roberts Avenue to Lilydale Avenue)
Resheet Queensbury Road, Penshurst (bet Argyle Street to end)
Resheet Patrick Street, Hurstville (bet Joan Street to Stoney Creek Road)
 
Category Australian Government Blackspot Program
Funding Body Transport for NSW
Grant Amount $229,500
Grant Purpose: Traffic Signal Upgrade (Durham Street and Lily Street, Hurstville)
 
Category Australian Government Blackspot Program
Funding Body Transport for NSW
Grant Amount $262,500
Grant Purpose: Blakesley Road and King Georges Road, Blakehurst
Install Pedestrian refuge install and no right turn from Blakesley Road into King Georges Road. Black Spot projects target road locations where crashes are occurring and implement measures to reduces the risk of crashes
 
Category Australian Government Blackspot Program
Funding Body Transport for NSW
Grant Amount $115,000
Grant Purpose: Lower West Street and Princes Highway, Carlton
Permanent removal of right turn movement from Lower West Street into Princess Highway. Black Spot projects target road locations where crashes are occurring and implement measures to reduces the risk of crashes
 
Category 2020/21 State Road Safety Program
Funding Body Transport for NSW
Grant Amount $80,000
Grant Purpose: Crossing and Kerb Blisters (Neilson Avenue, Carlton)
 
Category Road Safety
Funding Body Transport for NSW
Grant Amount $50,000
Grant Purpose: Riverwood Town Centre - High Pedestrian Activity Area - Traffic Study
Speed is a major factor in pedestrian injuries and fatalities, especially in areas that have a high number of pedestrians. This is a collaborative project between TfNSW and Council to identify areas suitable for 40 km/h speed limits in high volume pedestrian areas
 
Category 2020/21 REPAIR Program
Funding Body Transport for NSW
Grant Amount $600,000
Grant Purpose: Resheet Penshurst Street, Penshurst (bet Forest Street & Clarence Street)
Resheet Railway Parade, Allawah (bet Illawara Street & Noble Street)
 
Category Marine Infrastructure
Funding Body NSW Government
Boating Now Program Round 3
Grant Amount $132,000
Grant Purpose: Reconstruction of the Donnelly Park Jetty with a more functional and accessible jetty and pathway linkages
 
Category Community Infrastructure
Funding Body Australian Government
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Grant Amount $500,000
Grant Purpose: Installation and upgrade of new and existing sports field flood lighting at eight locations across Georges River Council Local Government Area.
 
Category Community Infrastructure
Funding Body Australian Government
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Grant Amount $706,045
Grant Purpose: The LRCI Program aims to stimulate additional infrastructure construction activity in local communities across Australia to assist communities to manage the economic impacts of COVID-19. Projects such as improved road safety, accessibility and visual amenity.

For information on Georges River Council, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400.

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