Community groups invited to submit CityServe projects

Date posted: 24 May 2017

Lake Macquarie City Council is calling for expressions of interest from clubs and organisations that would like to have projects considered for inclusion in this year’s CityServe community assistance program.

CityServe is a collaboration between interdenominational church groups across the region that mobilises groups of volunteers to complete one-day building, renovation and maintenance projects for community groups.

This will be CityServe’s fifth year working in the Lake Macquarie area. In 2016, it completed 29 projects across the City, involving 650 volunteers.Work ranged from painting, deck building, paving and bricklaying to ‘backyard blitzing’ overgrown gardens.

Community Planning Project Officer, Brad Smith, said Council was inviting community groups to put forward their project ‘wish list’. The applications will be forwarded to CityServe for promotion within their volunteer network.

“If your project proposal is successful, CityServe will be looking to complete projects in October 2017,” Mr Smith said.

“Council will notify successful applicants and provide support throughout the venture, from planning to execution of the project.”

Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Cr Kay Fraser, said CityServe made a wonderful contribution to the City each year and urged community groups to take advantage of the program.

“Community groups always remark on what a positive experience it is to have CityServe volunteers working side by side with them to complete jobs they would otherwise never dream of getting done in one day,” Cr Fraser said. Expressions of interest should be emailed to bsmith@lakemac.nsw.gov.au byThursday 30 June 2017, including the name of facility and the proposed project.

Submissions should include the following details:

For more information about the application process, call 4921 0282 or email bsmith@lakemac.nsw.gov.au. For more information about CityServe, visit cityserve.com.au.

Page last updated: 24 May 2017