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Which community project are you going to vote for?

A science club for children and an art project that teaches people Aboriginal weaving techniques are among the local community projects vying for your vote in the Service NSW My Community Project fund.

Up to $260,000 in each of the Campbelltown and Macquarie Fields state electorates is up for grabs.

People with a MyServiceNSW account and Medicare card are able to vote for the top three to five projects to share in the available grant funding from the NSW Government.

Campbelltown Council is a sponsor of five projects that have been developed directly by members of our community, three in the Campbelltown electorate and two in the Macquarie Fields electorate.

In Macquarie Fields, the projects are an extension of the Leumeah Rose Payten Drive Shared Path and the Lab Rats Science Club for children aged nine to 14 at the Ron Moore Community Centre in Minto.

In Campbelltown, the projects include the creation of a new organisation called MyTheatre which would work with young people in performing arts and a weaving project by the Campbelltown Arts Centre (below) and the Yirran Miigaydhu weavers which teaches people Aboriginal weaving techniques.

A mobile app which would create a one stop shop for residents to search for Macarthur region businesses is also among the listed projects.

Mayor of Campbelltown George Brticevic encouraged residents to vote in the poll.

“My Community Project gives residents an opportunity to support a project in their own backyard,” said Mayor Brticevic.

“If you want to have a say in where your money is spent in the local community then this is a wonderful opportunity.”

A number of local community and sporting organisations and schools have submitted projects for My Community Project funding ranging from new playgrounds to upgraded amenities.

To vote in the poll visit https://mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au and select your local electorate. Voting closes on Thursday, August 15.

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