Stronger Communities Fund

Stronger Communities Fund
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Under the NSW Government Stronger Communities Fund, the City of Canterbury Bankstown received an allocation of $10 million for the delivery of community infrastructure and service improvement projects. Stronger Communities Fund Under the NSW Government Stronger Communities Fund, the City of Canterbury Bankstown received an allocation of $10 million for the delivery of community infrastructure and service improvement projects. Community

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Stronger Communities Fund (SCF) was established by the NSW Government to provide newly merged Councils with funding to kick start the delivery of projects that improve community infrastructure and services. 

The City of Canterbury Bankstown was allocated $10 million in funding. Councils were required to consult with their community to allocate the SCF through two programs:

  • ​A Community Grants Program – Allocating up to $1 million in grants of up to $50,000 to incorporated not-for-profit community groups, for projects that build more vibrant, sustainable and inclusive local communities; and
  • A Major Projects Program – Allocating all remaining funding to larger scale priority infrastructure and services projects that deliver long term economic and social benefits to communities.

Read the quarterly reports to Council on the progress of projects funded under the SCF. ​

Quarterly reports on the progress of projects funded under the SCF​

on the progress of projects funded under the SCF.

​14 June 2016
26 July 2016
23 August 2016
6 December 2016
28 March 2017
27 June 2017
24 October 2017
12 December 2017
27 March 2018
26 June 2018
25 September 2018
11 December 2018
26 March 2019
25 June 2019
24 September 2019
10 December 2019
24 March 2020
23 June​ 2020 ​

​ Major P​rojects​

Project​

Description

Status​

Play Equipment

All Abilities Playground – Bankstown ​City Gardens Stage 2​​

All-abilities inclusive play space at Bankstown City Gardens.

Completed

Portable change facility

Changing Places portable facility for community events

Purchase portable changing facility to provide public amenities to all abilities needs at community events.

Completed

Red Chair

Red Chair Movement

Design and install street furniture that encourages social interaction and discussion between residents.

Completed

Jensen Park

Regional Sports Framework

Multipurpose synthetic surface at Jensen Park.

Completed

​​​Kombi engagement vehicle

Community Engagement vehicle

Purchase a bespoke community engagement vehicle to enhance capacity to engage with residents across the City.

In progress

Cooks River interactive litter capture device

Install smart litter capture device on the Cooks River.

In progress

Implementation of Sports Facilities Strategy - Recreation Initiatives

Implement high priority recommendations from the Sports Facilities Strategy.

 

In progress

Implementation of Sports Facilities Strategy - Recreation Initiatives

Implement high priority recommendations from the Sports Facilities Strategy.

 

In progress

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Smart Cities, kick start of the City’s journey

Purchase of smart poles to improve information capture and dissemination across our city through technology such as Wi-Fi availability; loudspeakers; and traffic, parking and movement sensors.

In progress

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Enhanced play experience at Greenacre

Design and construct enhanced play experience in Greenacre.

 

In planning

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Solar Farm

Enter into partnership with energy provider to develop, construct and manage a community solar farm.

In planning

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Parry Park upgrade and renewal

Implement high priority recommendations from the Parry Park Master Plan, including construction of new playground.

 

In planning

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Wiley Park Parkland upgrade and renewal

The project will improve access for all users of the park, activate greater areas of the site through interactive play spaces and public art installations.

In planning​

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Regional Cycleway Connection – Canterbury Road Underpass

Upgrade existing underpass to improve access.

Project will now be funded under RMS grants program. Funding reallocated.

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Communit​​​y Grants Program

A total of $987,546 was allocated to 27 different community groups under the SCF’s Community Grants Program. These projects were endorsed at the December 2016 Council meeting and responded to the following priority outcomes: ​

  • Build community harmony, inclusiveness, safety and social cohesion through events and programs;
  • Build the capacity of local not for profit organisations to service the Canterbury Bankstown community; and
  • Increase participation in arts, leisure, recreation, sport and volunteering.