In 2009 Shenhua Watermark established a Community Fund (Fund) as part of the Exploration Licence granted by the Department of Primary Industries. Shenhua Watermark committed $1m per annum for five years. The purpose of the Community Fund was to support the development of the region's economy, enhance and maintain the environment, improve important local facilities and develop and promote training and employment opportunities.

Shenhua Watermark over the five period of the Fund has allocated:

2009 –  $1million to the Gunnedah Rural Health Centre;
2010 –  $992,534 to 12 projects;
2011 –  $980,914 to 8 projects; and
2012 –  $976,495.15 to 10 projects, including money towards the school-based traineeship program
2013 –  $1,050,100 to 18 projects, including money towards the school-based traineeship program 

Click here for a list of all projects that have received funding through the Watermark Community Fund.

Local Projects that Shenhua Supports

Successful Projects for 2013

Project Cost

Liverpool Plains Shire Council

Rehabilitation of Riparian

Rotary Club of Gunnedah

Completion of Gunnedah Riverine Improvement Scheme

Winanga-Li Aboriginal Child and Family Centre
Building of additional Community room $235,000

Gunnedah Public School
Installation of Kitchen in School Hall $54,954

Walhallow Public School
Improvements to Playground area - partial funding $50,000

Friends of Qurindi Library
Purchase of Early Childhood Book Sets $4,534

Werris Creek & District Pre-School
Upgrade outdoor playground equipment - partial funding $27,500

Qurindi Rural Heritage Village
Design, construct and operate a model railway based on NSW State Railway from 1930's $25,852

Gunnedah Jockey Club
Upgrade effluent management system $45,000

Werris Creek Public School
Installation of two rainwater tanks $34,570

Paint the Town REaD
Purchase of Literacy Books - partial funding $20,000

Red Chief Aboriginal Land Council
Remodel Keeping Gallery $10,000

Liverpool Plains Shire Council
Erection of Environmental Signage $5,500

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service
Installation of Gantry Crane $30,000

Shenhua Watermark
Schools-based traineeship program $20,000

Meals on Wheels
Upgrade Kitcen to meet new Governement Standards $19,000

Breeza Progress Association
Air condition Breeza Community Hall $17,500

GS Kidd Memrial School
Sensory Garden $20,000

Ooranga Early Chlldhood Mobile Services
IT Upgrade and Play Equipment $22,000


Successful Projects for 2012
Organisation Project Cost
ARM Management Inc Improved displays at Museum $97,960.00
Gunnedah Basketball Association Incorporated New Backboards & Electrical Work $26,000.00
Gunnedah Conservatorium Improvements to acoustic to Gunnedah Town Hall - sound, lighting & stage equipment $151,250.00
P.R.A.M.S Upgrade Baby Nursery, Maternity ward bathroom, beds, theatre equipment, general ward refurbishment at Gunnedah Hospital $73,000.00
Gunnedah Homes for Aged Yallambee Renovate communal bathroom to men's hostel units $153,722.00
Liverpool Plains Shire Council - Bells Park New playground equipment for Bells Park Quirindi $214,590.60
Werris Creek Community Shed Inc Provide purpose built shed for the Werris Creek community $118,284.00
The Salvation Army Hope House Build a Community Garden for the local community $9,314.55
Gunnedah Early Childhood Intervention Further extend the Marte Meo pilot education program $82,374.00
Schools-based traineeship program Sponsoring eight year-10 students undertake a traineeship program while completing years 11 and 12 at high school. $50,000

Successful Projects for 2011
Organisation Project Cost
Curlewis Progress Association Construction of a skate park within Hamilton Park. Project also includes shelter and seating. $73,530.87
Lions Club Gunnedah Construction of off-highway parking and facilities to travelers $230,000.00
PRAMS Maternity and general ward bathroom upgrade at Gunnedah Hospital $210,000.00
Alkira Aged Care Ltd Replacement of heating system in residents rooms (installed 20 years ago) $132,000.00
Gunida Gunyah Aboriginal Corp Construction of an Indigenous up-skilling and training centre $207,328.00
Gunnedah Show Society Removal of old stables and construction of new stables at Gunnedah Show Grounds $89,000.00
Gunnedah early childhood intervention Transportation for children with a disability $9,114.95
Mary Ranken Occasional Childcare Centre Enclose existing shelter to create a new room to accommodate the school readiness pre-school program $30,000.00

Successful Projects for 2010
Organisation Project Cost
PRAMS Maternity ward upgrade at Gunnedah Hospital $90,000
Breeza Progress Association Upgrade toilet facility and BBQ park $35,792
GS Kidd Public School Enclose hydrotherapy pool to enable swimming all year round $72,000
Hope House Upgrade Hope House to provide much needed community services for the local community $48,000
Gunnedah Skate Park Committee Upgrade skate park and BBQ area $55,000
Gunnedah South Public School Upgrade vegetable garden / buildings into a Stephanie Alexander kitchen $164,190
Rotary Gunnedah Gunnedah Riverine Improvement Scheme $124,372
Gunnedah Homes for the Aged - Yallambee Refurbishment of 13 units including bath and kitchen areas $230,000
Gunnedah Active Minds Improved schizophrenia and mental health services $99,426
Jacaranda Day Care Much needed upgrade to the existing shed, garden, paving, and fencing $14,169
Curlewis Progress Association Upgrade multi-purpose shed / sport & recreation area $50,085
Lions Club – Premer Improve the lining of building to allow for use all year round $9,500



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