Gurmesh Singh MP

COMMUNITY GARDEN PROUD OF GRASSROOTS PROJECT

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said $38,000 in NSW Government funding is welcome news for the hardworking team at South Coffs Community Garden.

Mr Singh said the 2021 Community Building Partnership Program has allocated these funds for a project which will provide enormous benefits at this popular garden, located at Boambee East.

“I’m delighted the South Coffs Community Garden is now able to proceed with its all-weather, safe, concrete pathway allowing improved accessibility for seniors and people with disability,” Mr Singh said.

“The pathway, which will run around the entire garden, represents an important upgrade at this much-loved facility.

“This NSW Government funding is fantastic news and rewarding, too, for the gardeners who spend many hours maintaining this special place for our community to enjoy.

“Funding local projects like this one directly helps create a more vibrant and inclusive local community with positive outcomes for all.”

Mr Singh said ever since the first raised beds were established in 2017, South Coffs Community Garden has been an important meeting place for like-minded local residents.

“The members are always on the lookout for more to join their ranks. They are to be applauded for bringing members of our community together in the way they do,” Mr Singh said.

The NSW Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 16,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009.