Scot MacDonald
9th Oct 2018

Yarramalong School Community Centre and Central Coast Wetlands – Pioneer Diary will benefit from a share in $40,596 from the NSW Liberal National Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC said the funding would support the hard work of these local groups in managing these community assets.

“$15,846 will go to Yarramalong School Community Centre to upgrade the CCTV system, to protect the safety and security of volunteers, workers, and visitors,” Mr MacDonald said.

“$24,750 will be used to preserve the natural environment at Tuggerah Lake by eradicating the water hyacinth weed from a two kilometre section of Tuggerah creek.”

“The Management Committee are very grateful to the NSW Liberal National Government for this funding which will enable us to make the Centre even safer for the community who use it, and also protect the facilities and heritage buildings on the old school site,” Garry Whitaker, President of the Yarramalong School Community Centre said.

Minister for Lands and Forestry Paul Toole said the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund program was focused on ensuring communities and visitors could continue to enjoy local land and facilities.

“This year we’ve made a record investment into Crown land with more than $20 million in grants and loans being provided across the state,” Mr Toole said.

To date, the NSW Government has invested $115 million across seven years into Crown land projects.

The Crown Reserves Improvement Fund supports Crown reserve managers by providing funding for repairs and maintenance projects, pest and weed control, new recreational infrastructure and environmental initiatives.