Community Building Partnership fund brings shade for Sunset Strip

27 April, 2020
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As we approach the next round of Community Building Partnership Grants opening I wanted to share with you, one of the successful applications in Barwon from Round 3.

In spite of the drought and no water in Menindee Lake a group of resilient villagers are determined to make Sunset Strip a more liveable community.  A successful application to upgrade the façade of the Sunset Strip Community Centre has seen the installation of an insulated ceiling, fans and energy efficient lighting, added to the bullnose verandah. 

The Progress Association were the recipients of $9,158 in this round and that has been stretched with the use of volunteer and contracted labour.

Pre COVID-19 this building is at the heart of the Sunset Strip village and is used daily as a hub for business, social and recreational pursuits.

Earlier in the year I was delighted to meet with this hard working group and shared a delicious breakfast. Post COVID-19 I look forward to sitting under the shade of the new verandah to celebrate these efforts.

Applications will open soon for the Community Building Partnership Program. $300,000 is available for projects in the Barwon Electorate, councils and non-for-profits are able to apply for the funds to deliver projects with social, environmental and recreational outcomes.

Applications will open on Monday 4 May and close at 5pm, Friday 12 June.

For more information and to check your eligibility visit

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