Official Media Release

Upper Hunter Electorate Picks Local Projects to Receive NSW Government Funding

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter wishes to advise that now is the time for Upper Hunter electorate residents to consider which projects will provide the most benefit to their local area and choose what they would like funded as part of the NSW Government’s My Community Project program.

Voting in the Upper Hunter electorate opened on Monday 15 July 2019, giving local residents the green light to cast an online vote for between three and five of 28 nominated projects.

“This is an innovative and exciting program that is putting decision making back in the hands of community members to weigh in on their top picks for projects in the region,” Mr. Johnsen said.

“It’s very east to vote, all you need is your Medicare card and a free MyServiceNSW account, which also provides quick access to a wide range of NSW Government services, such as the CTP Green Slip refund for eligible policyholders.

“You can also pop down to the local Service NSW centres at Muswellbrook and Singleton and also Service NSW Agencies that have a digital kiosk at Quirindi, Scone & Gloucester where friendly staff can help residents cast their vote,” Mr. Johnsen said.

“My Community Project is a great example of real grassroots democracy in action, it asked people to think about things their community needs, develop those ideas with a sponsor and tell us how funding could turn that concept into reality,” Mr. Johnsen said.

“The great news is that from Monday 15 July 2019, residents in all electorates across the State will get their chance to vote for their favourite projects in each electorate.”

Residents in the Upper Hunter electorate can view eligible projects and vote online at mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au or by visiting their Service NSW centre.

Voting concludes on 15 August 2019 with successful projects to be announced from September 2019.

A total of $24.4 million is available for eligible projects, with between $20,000 and $200,000 available for each project.

For further information about My Community Project and program guidelines, go to www.nsw.gov.au/mycommunityproject

My Community Project is made possible by the NSW Generations Fund.