Community Space Upgrades for Port Stephens Karuah, North Arm Cove Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area News Of The Area Raymond Terrace, Heatherbrae, Tomago by News Of The Area - Modern Media - October 17, 2017 Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC onsite at Riverside Park, Raymond Terrace with Acting General Manager Port Stephens Council Greg Kable. PARLIAMENTARY Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC has welcomed the announcement that Port Stephens Council will receive $75,000 from the NSW Government Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF) to build and improve community spaces in Port Stephens. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or [email protected][/caption] Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE $50,000 will go towards improvements at Longworth Park, Karuah through reinvigorating the park with the installation of new shelters, picnic tables, cultural landscaping and park lighting for security. $25,000 will go towards revitalising Riverside Park, Raymond Terrace through funding the construction of a large, sheltered picnic area including a double barbeque, Colorbond shelter and picnic tables. Mr MacDonald said that the funding would assist in promoting better community integration through improved communal facilities. “Funding from the SHCIF not only improves community facilities, but brings tenants, neighbours and the wider community together,” Mr MacDonald said. “I am pleased that these community projects in Port Stephens will be assisted through this great government initiative.” The SCHIF provides one-off grants of up to $50,000 to councils, not-for-profit organisations and private sector organisations to undertake physical improvements in social housing communities or other areas visited by social housing tenants. Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward congratulated the successful applicants and thanked them for their commitment to providing improved spaces for vulnerable families to enjoy. “We are proud to fund projects that will improve local community infrastructure in regions right across New South Wales.” For a full list of successful projects and more information on the fund visit http://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/SHCIF.