The Goulburn Masonic Centre has secured $12,500 in funding for new carpet and  seating through the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership (CBP) Program. 

Member for Goulburn, Pru Goward joined Liberal Candidate for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman and Masonic Centre Public Officer Geoff Smith on Tuesday at the Goulburn Masonic Centre to inspect the refurbishment.  

Ms Goward said the State Government funds have provided much-needed improvements to the Masonic Centre with replacement of carpet and delivery of new chairs for meetings and events.  

“The CBP program is fantastic for the Goulburn electorate – the grassroots funding means the Masonic Centre can help create a more vibrant and inclusive local community in Goulburn,” Ms Goward said.  

Ms Tuckerman said the NSW Government’s strong economic management ensures we are in a position to invest in these important local projects like the Masonic Centre. 

 “I congratulate Geoff Smith from the Goulburn Masonic Centre and all of the organisations that were successful in their Community Building Partnership applications – I look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area,” Ms Tuckerman said. 

Mr Smith thanked the NSW Government for providing the funding. 

“The new carpet has made an incredible difference to the Centre, it used to be very dilapidated and all sorts of colours. Our chairs were a mix of plastic garden chairs and salvaged railway seats – it was not comfortable to be here or welcoming for potential new members,” Mr Smith said. 

The Community Building Partnership program has funded some 13,800 community projects since it commenced nearly a decade ago.  

For more information about the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, visit