Monday, 16 November 2020

The electorate of Davidson has secured $300,000 in funding for a total of 17 projects through the NSW Government’s 2020 Community Building Partnership Program.

Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea, said the State Government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities across a range of areas.

The projects include high tech solar power systems and panels and an environmentally friendly sustainable playground and outdoor classroom. There are grants for simple, useful projects like a child safe gate for pram access into a preschool and covers for a cricket pitch. 

The successful applicants include the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, schools, churches, Scouts and guides troops, a pre-school and sports groups representing softball, cricket and tennis.

“This is fantastic news for Davidson. This grassroots funding will directly help create a more vibrant and inclusive local community with positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes,” the Hon. Jonathan O’Dea MP said.

“I congratulate all the organisations that were successful in their application and look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area.”

“Importantly, many of the projects include provision of disability access making community facilities more inclusive” said Mr O’Dea.

The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 15,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009.

For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit  

Applications for the 2021 Program open early next year.


Davidson Electorate Community Building Partnership Successful Applicants 2020





St Ives Football Club

Team shelters, back net

Warrimoo Oval team shelters and a safety net behind the goals to prevent damage from wayward balls.


North Shore District Softball

Softball Dugouts

Build six dugout shelters next to the softball playing diamonds at William Cowan Oval, St Ives


Anglican Church Diocese Sydney

Reairs, disabled Access

Build a new toilet block, deck and ramp that links to the hall and provides disabled access.


Belrose Public School P&C

Nature Playground and Outdoor Classroom

Build a sustainable nature playground and outdoor classroom at Belrose Public School


Girl Guides Association NSW

East Lindfield Guide Hall

Repair failing foundations; replace damaged concrete slab at entrance; install LED light tubes, storage cupboard and communications whiteboard.


Scout Association of Australia NSW Branch

Roof / disabled Access

Repair and/or replace hall's roof. Concrete a car-park spot. Build new disabled ramp linking the car-park spot to the hall's entrance.


Girl Guides Association NSW

Hall  upgrade

Gordon Guide Hall, replace unstable stairs and install compliant emergency exit doors.


Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Air-conditioning upgrade

Install a new air-conditioning system at Cerebral Palsy Alliance, St Ives Respite Centre.


Anglican Church Diocese Sydney

Air-conditioning Upgrade

Upgrade existing air conditioner and install second unit at the All Saints' Air Force Memorial hall for children's activities and ESL classes.


St Stephens Belrose Kindy

New entry gate

A double gate at western entry for safety & security of children and allow wheelchair and pram access.


Lindfield District Cricket Club Inc.

Cricket Covers

Purchase cricket pitch covers for Lindfield Oval.


Belrose Tennis Club Inc.

Upgrade toilet facilities

Total refurbishment of male and female toilets including upgraded plumbing.


Sir Eric Woodward School P & C

Solar Power

Install 38kW solar PV system


Christian Assembly of Sydney

Solar Power

The solar system will allow community use of the church buildings to be powered by the solar panels.


Gordon District Cricket Club Ltd

Killara Park Pavilion

New floor covering for the entrance, changing rooms and kitchen in the pavilion at Killara Park Oval.


Roseville Lawn Tennis Club

Fencing and repairs

Tennis court fencing, Club house carpet repair, tree removal, repair retaining wall, replace power pole.


Lindfield East Public  P & C

Solar power

Install a 46kW solar system.