The Crookwell community will benefit from $50,000 in funding to support the Crookwell Amateur Dramatic Society under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program, Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman said today.

Mrs Tuckerman said the funding would help support the Crookwell Amateur Dramatic Society deliver tangible, long-term benefits to the local community in the Upper Lachlan Shire Council.

“The Crookwell Amateur Dramatic Society has been central to the local community for over 35 years. But right now the society is running power in the theatre at full capacity, with fuses often blowing on show nights.

“This project will convert all lights and equipment to LEDs, lighting up the stage in a more energy efficient, cost efficient and environmentally friendly way”, Mrs Tuckerman said.

Thirty-two community organisations in NSW have been awarded a total of $4 million, to fund local projects that build or upgrade facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and essential community infrastructure.

Mrs Tuckerman said the Infrastructure Grants program funds important projects across the state and the NSW Government is proud to support community organisations that work tirelessly to create resilient, healthy and connected communities.

“The projects they’re delivering will boost participation in sport, recreation and arts, social inclusion and disaster resilience – making a real difference in people’s lives across NSW,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Since 2013, the NSW Government has funded over 350 community projects worth $82 million under the Infrastructure Grants program.

This year the program expanded to fund projects that build community connections by supporting drought-affected communities and youth, mental health and domestic violence services.  

The grants are made possible by the Clubgrants Category 3 Fund which re-invests profits from registered clubs’ gaming machines into community infrastructure projects across three key areas:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Disaster Readiness & Community Infrastructure
  • Sport & Recreation