Narrabri Shire Council

Media Release - Stronger Country Communities Funding Announcement

(13-Mar-18)

 $777,374 FUNDING FOR NARRABRI SHIRE COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries today announced Narrabri Shire Council has received $777,374 in funding to breathe life into local community projects as part of the NSW Government’s $200 million Stronger Country Communities fund.


Mr Humphries said the NSW Government’s significant investment in Narrabri Shires communities will provide residents with improved facilities the whole region can enjoy.


“Our community has been calling out for upgrades to local facilities and I’m thrilled these can now be carried out.


“Stronger Country Communities funding is an investment in local infrastructure to improve the lives of residents and enhance the attractiveness of our region – this funding will help us do exactly that,” Mr Humphries said.


Successful projects to be funded under Stronger Country Communities include:

 

  • Jubilee Oval Infrastructure Project $159,218
  • Boggabri Golf Club Automated Watering System $131,856
  • Narrabri Creek Walk Cycle Path Section 1 $486,300

The Stronger Country Communities fund is one of the six funds that make up the NSW Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is designed to improve economic growth and productivity through investment in regional communities.


Narrabri Shire Mayor Cathy Redding today welcomed the funding announcements saying “Council is very pleased to be successful in receiving funding for these three projects. These projects will help improve the health and wellbeing of our residents and increase the liveability of our rural communities.”


Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the Stronger Country Communities Fund targets smaller-sized projects that nevertheless have the capacity to make a big difference to the lives of country people.


“The NSW Government is committed to supporting the people of regional NSW, by investing in the facilities, parks, halls and playgrounds they need, want and deserve,” Mr Barilaro said.


“The Stronger Country Communities fund is a once-in-a-generation investment and I’m excited for the people of regional NSW to start seeing these projects pop up all over the place,” he said.


Applications for Round Two of funding opens today 12 March 2018, further details can be found at https://www.nsw.gov.au/improving-nsw/regional-nsw/regional-growth-fund/stronger-country-communities/

 

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