Monday, 24 June 2019
COMMUNITIES across the Northern Tablelands are set to benefit from a $5.63 million funding shot-in-the-arm for infrastructure projects that benefit the community and local youth, with the announcement of round three of the NSW Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Local State MP Adam Marshall today encouraged locals to identify and apply for projects that will make a real difference to their community.
“The Stronger Country Communities Fund has already delivered much-needed projects across our region and I’m absolutely delighted the government has provided additional funding for this great initiative,” Mr Marshall said.
“This round of funding will have a major focus on projects that will benefit our young people in the regions and improve their quality of life.
“As with the first two rounds, funding allocations are made to each local government area, to ensure as many groups and communities as possible benefit.
“Half the funding allocation will be set aside for youth projects while the other half will go towards infrastructure, street beautification and community programs and events.
“This is a great opportunity for people to get together with their local council to identify projects that are going to make a real difference to their local community.”
Mr Marshall said the first two rounds of the SCCF had seen more than $13 million invested in new and upgraded public facilities, with 70 projects underway or completed across the six Northern Tablelands’ local government areas.
“It has provided a much needed cash injection into many drought-stricken communities,” Mr Marshall said.
“The flow-on financial benefits projects like the $1 million Inverell off-road criterium track, $471,000 redevelopment of Glen Innes’ Kerry Mead Park, $400,000 upgrade of Guyra Gun Club, $163,000 new Men’s Shed at Moree, $200,000 amenities block at Bundarra Recreation Ground and $115,000 new kitchen at Warialda Showground will have will be felt for many years to come.
“I will support our councils and other eligible organisations to prepare applications for round three funding and talk about what the community wants and needs, to ensure we make the most of this fantastic funding opportunity.”
Applications for round three will open on 1 July and successful projects will be announced from January next year. For more information and to apply, visit www.nsw.gov.au/SCCF
Stronger Country Communities Fund round three allocations:
|Local Government Area||Round 3 funding allocation|
|Glen Innes Severn||$791,449|
|Moree Plains Shire||$815,859|