Community Building Partnerships Grant (State Government grant)
This is a 50/50 grant with the P&C matching the grant amount, with the aim of developing two adventure play zones (infants behind 2R and next to the chicken coop). The Grants team have been liaising with Mrs Hunter and the DEC Assets Department to obtain quotes. Assets have put it out to tender twice, and just this week we have been advised that a company has been appointed. It has been a slow process due to a number of changes to staffing at the Assets Department as well as the time needed for each tender process. We are however excited that the project can now move forward to the implementation phase.
Yates Garden Grant
The area for the new butterfly garden has been cleared, soil and mulch laid and garden supplies purchased. Once the plants have been purchased it is anticipated that the project will be completed in Term 1 of 2018.
Stronger Communities Grant (Federal Government grant)
We have just received notification that we have been successful with our grant application to repair and refurbish the school hall floor, steps and stage and to purchase new stackable 4-chair units with trolleys to allow for quicker and safer setup of seating in the hall. This is also a 50/50 grant with the non-grant portion being funded by the Building Fund, P&C and school.