Friday, 09 December 2022

The electorate of Davidson has secured $400,000 in funding for a total of 15 projects through the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership Program. Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea, said the State Government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities.

“The funding to replace a damaged floor will allow the East Lindfield Community Hall to swing back into action. Improved driveway access will make the world of difference for volunteers and scouts at the 2nd St Ives Scout Hall in St Ives. Work on electrical switch boards at two other Scout Halls are essential safety upgrades,” said Mr O’Dea.

Importantly, a number of successful projects will improve inclusiveness and services for people living with a disability. The Cerebral Palsy Alliance have a grant of $35,200 that will fund the complete interior and exterior repainting of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance respite home in St Ives.

Funds have also gone to Autism Spectrum Australia pupils at the Aspect school in St Ives to help purchase a bus so the children can learn life and social skills such as going to the supermarket.

The Forest Kirk Uniting Church in Forestville will be able to host more events and services with their $42,000 grant for the important work to modify and renovate bathroom facilities to make them fully accessible for people with disabilities or mobility issues.

NSW Volunteer Marine Rescue’s State Communications Centre in Belrose had one of their busiest years of rescues ever in 2022. Funding to increase the capacity to take and respond to calls was a critical need the Community Building Partnership was able to help with. Similarly, the grant funds to the RSPCA NSW will go to a van for community education and engagement and for animal rescues.

“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” he said.

The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 18,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009. Applications for the 2023 Program open in May 2023. For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit


Community Building Partnership Program
2022 Successful Projects Davidson Electorate



Amount funded

Uniting Church in Australia Forest Kirk

Modification and renovation of toilets and washrooms to accessibility standard


Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Painting at St Ives respite house for people with disability


Catholic Church Killara

Audio and video installation


"The Shed" Inc Workshop

Air conditioning systems for the lunch room and office


Scouts Association of Australia NSW

Electrical safety upgrade along with energy efficiency and environmental sustainability


Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW Communications Centre Belrose

Radio control room console & IT hardware


Manly Warringah Football Association

Fully monitored publicly accessible defibrillator project


2nd St Ives Scouts

Extension Scouts Hall driveway for safety and accessibility


Ku-Ring-Gai Council

Replace floor of East Lindfield Community Hall


Lindfield Catholic Parish

Electronic notice board replacement


Lindfield Public School P&C

Outdoor multipurpose court refurbishment


Lindfield Scouts

Electrical works at hall to comply with NSW regulations and AS-3000


Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)

School bus for Aspect School for Autistic Students (St Ives)


Anglican Church West Pymble

Roof replacement and energy efficient lighting upgrade



Bus for community engagement, education and animal rescue