Trish Doyle Announces 2016 CBP Recipients

Trish Doyle MP, Member for Blue Mountains, today congratulated the 16 community groups that shared in $200,000 of capital funding in the Blue Mountains electorate.

The announcement of funding commits vital investment in new community infrastructure projects that will enhance much needed local facilities through the Community Building Partnership (CBP) program.

The funding will aim to create more vibrant and inclusive communities and deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes.

The successful applicants are:

Katoomba Leura Preschool

Complete modification of the children's bathroom facilities including specialised equipment (electric adjustable change table, hand rails, specialised taps etc) to ensure safe access for all children with physical and continence support needs.


Blackheath Golf Club

Roofing repairs to ageing clubhouse.


Valley Heights Locomotive Museum

Install airconditioning to the museum and cafe, and upgrade the electrical mains service.



Mountains Youth Services Team, Katoomba

Purchase and install three new gas heaters for the Katoomba Youth Centre.


National Trust's Everglades House and Gardens, Leura

Repair and upgrade the heritage garden shed.


Katoomba Tennis Club

Resurfacing courts 1 & 2.


DARE Disability Support, Springwood

Installation of a generator for the training centre to provide self sufficient refuge for DARE clients, people with a disability, and the rest of the community during a natural disaster. Additional other bushfire mitigation works.


Springwood Neighbourhood Centre

Renovation of kitchen at Tanderra OOSH, including benchtops, cupboards, oven, cooktop and installation.


Springwood Swimming Club

Build a new clubhouse for coaching, storage and provide a physical home for the club to hold meetings.


Blackheath Scout Hall

Safety upgrades at Blackheath Scout Hall including safety screening for wood heater, hand washing facilities, sheltered outdoor activity areas and fixed gas BBQ for use by scout members and community.


Hazelbrook-Lawson Girl Guide Hall

Renovate and upgrade bathroom facilities, main hall.


Springwood Athletics Club

Facility upgrades at Tom Hunter Park, Faulconbridge, to benefit Athletics, Cricket and AFL clubs, school groups and community users.


Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre

Rejuvenate Lawson Skate park with the creation of a mural on the two walls visible from the highway and additional garden plantings.


Mount Irvine Public Hall 

Replace roof and ceiling of hall and install new lighting.


Sun Valley Pony Club

Upgrade fencing and arena surfacing, upgrade toilet facilities.


Blue Mountains City Council

Create new toilet facilities at Centennial Glen recreation area.


These groups represent everything we love about the Blue Mountains: dedicated and passionate people doing their very best to take care of others. 

These are community groups that care for people with disability, school kids, seniors and and members of sporting clubs.

This grassroots funding will directly benefit our community and will deliver new infrastructure for schools and community groups, and will help pay for much-needed improvements.

Further details of the program and all successful grants funded for the 2016 program can be found at under the ‘successful grants’ tab 

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