East Cessnock flying-fox resident subsidies program 2019

Cessnock City Council has received two grants totalling $30,000 under Stream 3 of the Flying-Fox Grant Program facilitated by Local Government NSW. This funding is to assist Council in implementing measures identified within the Council’s adopted East Cessnock Flying-Fox Camp Management Plan.

The details and eligibility of these grants are as follows:

A-0779: Subsidy Funding for residents of East Cessnock (Air Conditioners) 

Council received a total of $15,000 to facilitate subsidy funding for residents towards the purchase and installation of air conditioners. To be eligible for this grant your property must be within 300m of the East Cessnock Flying-Fox Camp.  

Individual subsidy amounts will be determined based on the number of applications received. The minimum subsidy amount available for air conditioners would be $159, this figure is based on ALL residents within the 300m radius making an application for subsidy funding.

A-0780: Subsidy Funding for residents of East Cessnock (Dryers)   

Council received a total of $15,000 to facilitate subsidy funding for residents towards the purchase of dryers. To be eligible for this grant your property must be within 500m of the East Cessnock Flying-Fox Camp.  

Individual subsidy amounts will be determined based on the number of applications received. The minimum subsidy amount available for dryers would be $78, this figure is based on ALL residents within the 500m radius making an application for subsidy funding.  

Residents are required to make application using the following form:  

Subsidy Application Form 

Council will assess the applications based on the assessment criteria and prior to subsidies being paid residents will be required to provide proof of purchase.

Assessment Criteria

  • Applications will be reviewed and determined based on information provided, and cross-checked against information within Council’s systems.
  • Tenants will be required to provide evidence that they are renting the property.
  • Priority will be given to residents living the closest to the flying-fox camp.  

Consideration will be made for subsidy applications where residents purchased the products after 1 January 2019.

If not all residents within the nominated radius for each subsidy type apply, Council intends to evenly distribute the funding between the number of eligible applications received. This may mean that residents receive a higher subsidy amount than the minimum amounts detailed above.

Application forms should be submitted by 5pm on Thursday, 7th November 2019 Applications should be addressed to the General Manager and can be submitted via email or post.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Council’s Assistant Strategic Planner, Hannah McCauley, on telephone (02) 4993 4183.