TONY PASIN MP
MEMBER FOR BARKER
ASSISTANT SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT
MOUNT MCKENZIE HALL RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT FUNDING
Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has congratulated the Mount McKenzie Hall on their successful application to Round 8 of the Stronger Communities Program.
The Mount McKenzie Hall will receive roof restorations thanks to a grant of $6,500 from the Federal Government.
The Heritage Listed hall was built in 1926 and remains as one of the last community halls in the district.
“Like many community halls around the Australia the Mount McKenzie Hall has become an important centre of local activity and part of the community’s history,” Mr Pasin said.
“The former Coalition Government focused heavily on local capacity building by targeting funding to grassroots community organisations, enabling them to improve their facilities because well maintained facilities contribute to stronger communities. That’s exactly what this grant is doing – strengthening the Mount McKenzie community by ensuring the Hall is fit for purpose now and into the future,” Mr Pasin said.
Since 2016 the Coalition’s Stronger Communities Program has provided small grants to community organisations and local governments for small capital projects that deliver social benefits for local communities. The Program committed funding to over 15,000 community–based projects across Australia.
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