Members of the Nullamanna Public Hall and Recreation Reserve Trust met with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall. Back row, left, Peter Lane, David Worsley, Cathy O’Brien Sloane, Geoff Mather, John Adams, Michael Mather. Front, Warren Brown, Irene Crowther, Bev Ewen, Adam Marshall, Leonie Mather, Fred Crowther.
Thursday, 8 September 2016
NULLAMANNA’S only civic building, its historic hall, will shortly get $45,540 worth of improvements with State Government support, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced today.
Mr Marshall, who visited Nullamanna to announce the Public Reserves Management Fund (PRMF) grant, said the money would be used to build a storage shed and disabled toilet to enhance the utility of the hall.
“Nullamanna is a proud and active small community with enormous spirit,” Mr Marshall said. “The public hall is in constant use and the local volunteer trustees are very committed to maintaining and improving this important gathering point for the community.
“With fundraising and government grants over the years, the trustees have managed to improve the hall with heating and cooling.
“I’m delighted that through the Public Reserves Management Fund this hard working group can now purchase and install a new storage shed and construct a disability access toilet.
“Providing these funds unlocks the time and labour given so generously by those in and around Nullamanna.
“This is a great outcome for the community and it’s good to see the state government continuing to support our wonderful rural communities.”
Nullamanna Recreation Reserve Trustee Fred Crowther welcomed the funding and said locals were delighted to be able to further improve their hall,
“We have wanted to get on with this project for a long time now so this is very good news,” Mr Crowther said.
The 2016/17 funding allocation from the Public Reserves Management Fund Program is part of an $18 million annual program of grants and loans from the NSW Government to support the development, maintenance and protection of the public reserves.
“Public reserves in our region such as sportsgrounds, showgrounds, community halls, walking tracks and local parks are valued places which are used by our local community every day,” Mr Marshall said.
“This funding is not only vital to the success of our regional communities, but also supports the role our professional and volunteer managers play in the ongoing management of the reserves.
“This funding will allow our local managers to now implement the improvements required to ensure these important places can continue to be enjoyed by our local community now and into the future.”
This year, more than $550,000 was secured from the PRMF for projects across the Northern Tablelands.
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