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Key community facilities get funding

August 16, 2006

Key community facilities get funding

Four heritage groups have received funding to preserve and improve key community facilities so people can continue to use and enjoy them.

North Shore City Council's community services and parks committee heard presentations from 18 groups applying to the Community Facilities Fund, and allocated $865,000.

Committee chairwoman, Margaret Miles, says it is wonderful to be able to contribute to projects that benefit the whole city.

"In total $1.3m was requested for projects worth $10m. Giving these groups a helping hand will ensure better facilities for everyone," says Councillor Miles.

"Many of the projects we have supported are investments in facilities on council-owned land," she says.

Michael King Writers' Studio Trust, Hillcrest Lions Club, Lake House Trust Inc and Devonport Historical and Museum Society all received money for heritage projects.

Michael King Writers' Studio Trust received $70,000 to complete alterations to the old signalman's house on Mt Victoria to create a writers' studio, and Hillcrest Lions Club $85,000 for the renovation of Glenfield War Memorial Hall, which is a Category A listed building.

The largest sum, $140,000, went to North Shore Events Centre, for soundproofing so concerts could be held there. That would help cater for young people in the community, and keep the costs down for the 19 groups that have used it for sports and events over the last year.

Other recipients include YMCA North Shore, Marlborough Recreational Trust, Bayview Community Centre, Belmont Park Racquets Club, Torbay Sailing Club and Millennium Institute of Sport and Health.

Margaret Miles says the criteria for the fund means only non-profit community organisations in North Shore City can apply, and the primary focus is to support the development of key facilities for the city.

"All the applications are considered against the areas of community benefit, meeting the community's need, business viability and links to the community," she says.

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