Gurmesh Singh MP


The valuable contribution by the Girl Guides movement to our community is being recognised with a $109,954 grant under Round Five of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the Sawtell Girl Guides Hall Upgrade would now be delivered thanks to this significant funding.

“I congratulate Sawtell Girl Guides and I’m extremely pleased their important upgrade can now proceed,” Mr Singh said.

“This project will allow for the upgrade of three bathrooms, which will be of enormous benefit to the Guides and their visitors.

“I thank Sawtell Girl Guides for helping to empower local girls and young women to discover their potential as leaders.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said in the past five years the Stronger Country Communities Fund had delivered more than 2000 grassroots projects, benefitting every Local Government Area in regional NSW.

“We all know how important it is for communities to have great places to come together to build social connections and boost their wellbeing through sport or community events,” Mr Toole said.

“It’s the little things that make a big difference to the way we all work, live, play and do business, and the NSW Liberals and Nationals in Government are delivering the projects that make a difference to everyday life right across regional NSW.”

Round Five of the Stronger Country Communities Fund will support local community and sporting infrastructure projects, street beautification, public programs and events that display the best of local character and community spirit.

The Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure in the regions.