I was at the Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre in Burrumbuttock today to launch a new book on the history of the Centre and to announce that the Centre will be refurbished to create a dedicated art gallery and new teaching spaces thanks to a $62,000 NSW Government grant through the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants program.


Member for Albury Greg Aplin said the centre’s upgrade would include exhibition spaces, display panels and lighting, and interactive audio-visual equipment.


“This will help the centre deliver innovative learning experiences for schools and community groups,” Mr Aplin said.


”The project is the first stage of a new vision for the centre and will be followed by outdoor exhibition galleries to be installed in 2020.”


Minister for Racing Paul Toole said the project is funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants program.


“More than $50 million in funding is being provided during this current term of government for projects across sport and recreation, emergency preparedness, and arts and culture,” Mr Toole said.


“The NSW Government is pleased to provide this funding to help more people experience the many benefits of taking part in art and culture activities, as well as increasing recreational amenity for locals and visitors alike.”


These grants are funded by a contribution from the state’s registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machines back into community projects.
The program was improved in 2017 to give community organisations more chances to apply for a wider range of projects.


New funding ranges have encouraged more diverse projects, with a streamlined application process that cuts red tape and allows for faster assessment.