Very recently, SMGS completed a submission to the NSW State Government’s MyCommunityProject which, if successful, would see two modern multipurpose courts built on our site for our whole community to use. We are very proud to announce that we have advanced to round two.
A requirement of the funding is that the wider community can use these, in addition to our school students using them daily for PE classes, sport and lunchtime play. As a key organisation within our wider local community, we would be pleased to see the new courts in Jindabyne being used by the community, such as hosting some evening or weekend structured sporting events. These could include basketball, netball, volleyball, tennis or European handball, which commonly occurs in many schools in other areas. If successful, the site location would be carefully determined through our current master planning process.
The basis of the project is to strengthen Healthy Communities by improving facilities, leading to better physical, social and mental health. These courts would be a great addition to Jindabyne, especially for our youth and for families to use.
This type of funding is a first for NSW. Initially, our School Captain, Eve Donnelly, applied for the funding initiative as a member of our local community, which then required a host to guarantee the project to fruition. It is great to see our student leaders making suggestions and having a positive voice in our community – well done, Eve!
However, unlike most community funding, this new form requires the community to vote on the project, which determines whether or not a project is funded.
Who can vote?
Anyone living in the Monaro electorate and who is 16 years and older – this means that students who are 16 years and older can vote on these projects!
If you are a resident of the Monaro electorate, you can help us secure funding to build these multipurpose sports courts for the Jindabyne community by voting for our project.
How do you vote?
To learn how to cast your vote, head to https://mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au/how-to-vote
What will you need to vote?
- To live in the Monaro electorate
- To be at least 16 years old
- To have a Monaro residential address for electorate identification
- To have a login for a MyService NSW account or create a MyService NSW account
- Your Medicare card for ID purposes.
If you do not live in the Monaro electorate, you can still help us in the following ways:
- Forward this letter to a friend who does!
- Head to one of our social media pages and re-share, comment and interact with our post about the MyCommunityProject.
If you need any assistance at all with voting, please do not hesitate to contact the following SMGS staff members via email, telephone (02) 6457 1022, or you can drop by the school during office hours (8:30am – 4:30pm).
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