Chesters congratulates worthy grant recipient

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is proud to announce today that Castlemaine based Mt Alexander Shire Accommodation and Respite Group (MASARG) will receive $13,419 under the Stronger Communities Programme for their Respite/Community House Courtyard Fencing project.

“This is a great project and I am very pleased MASARG now have the funds to go ahead with it,” said Ms Chesters.

MASARG is working to address the critical need for respite and accommodation for people with disabilities and the Respite/Community House is the first of its kind in the Mount Alexander Shire.

“This purpose built facility is a fantastic community resource.  The gardens are an important part of the design and I’m sure many local residents will soon be able to fully enjoy this new leisure space,” said Ms Chesters.

MASARG  is one of 10 organisations who have received a total of $150,000 through the program, to be put towards $2,836,764.00 worth of community-based projects.

“It's vital that our Government demonstrate strong commitment to supporting regional infrastructure, programs and events,” Ms Chesters said.