From Monday, NSW residents will be able to vote for community projects to benefit their local areas through the NSW Government’s My Community Project (MCP) program.
With voting to open online on 15 July, Acting Treasurer Damien Tudehope encouraged communities to get involved to support their favourite submissions.
“My Community Project is an innovative program that puts decision-making in the hands of community members,” Mr Tudehope said.
“We asked people to think about what their community needs, develop those ideas with a sponsor and then tell us how funding could turn that concept into reality.
“People have put a lot of work into their applications, so I’d encourage everyone to have their say and pick their preferences from the list of projects in their area.”
Mr Tudehope said more than 1,500 project ideas have been submitted across 93 electorates and residents can view the projects in their local electorate atwww.mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au.
“From Camden to Clarence and Cootamundra, communities have shown overwhelming support for the program and I have no doubt they will now also want to have a say about which projects go ahead,” Mr Tudehope said.
“Voting is easy to do. All you need is your Medicare card and a free MyServiceNSW account, which also provides quick and easy access to a wide range of NSW Government services, such as the CTP Green Slip refund for eligible policyholders.
“If you prefer face to face support, you can also pop down to the local Service NSW centre, where staff can help you cast your vote at digital kiosks.”
Grants of between $20,000 and $200,000 are available in each electorate.
Voting closes on 15 August 2019, with successful projects to be announced from September 2019. My Community Project is made possible by the NSW Generations Fund.