Member for Manly, James Griffin has congratulated this year’s Community Building Partnership Program recipients, adding local school students are the big winners.

Mr Griffin said five of the nine grants have gone to local schools, while three sporting clubs and the Northern Beaches Council have also received a share of the $300,000 allocation.

  • Harbord Public School P & C Association - $30,000 to cover the full cost of installing six air conditioners in six Year 2 classrooms.
  • Balgowlah North Public School P & C Association - $18,941 towards creating a sensory and wellbeing garden for years K-2 within the existing playground.
  • Northern Beaches Secondary College, Manly Campus P & C Association - $25,000 to help with new outdoor seating and shade for students out of class.
  • Balgowlah Heights Public School P & C Association - $25,372 towards the purchase and installation of seating and shade to support learning and social activities on the K-2 campus.
  • Seaforth Public School P & C Association - $70,000 to assist with replacing old, dilapidated and damaged small play equipment with a new activity play circuit that encourages strength, mobility, dexterity, problem solving and resilience.
  • Manly Warringah Football Association Ltd - $5,990 for the purchase of a fully monitored defibrillator cabinet, accessible by the club and community 24/7.
  • Seaforth Football Club - $14,344 for the purchase of a single seat utility vehicle and small trailer to help with setting up and closing down playing fields.
  • Northern Beaches Pickleball Association - $5,526 to paint four courts on the floor of the Curl Curl Youth and Community Centre, and purchase four pickleball nets.
  • Northern Beaches Council - $102,131 towards the purchase of a 22 seat, Toyota Coaster bus with wheelchair access for Hop, Skip and Jump services.

Mr Griffin said, “Our community facilities will be greatly enhanced by this funding.

“I congratulate all successful applicants and look forward to seeing each project delivered over coming months.,” Mr Griffin concluded.