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Council to receive funding of up to $1 million for Drought Communities Programme – Extension projects

Funding of up to $1 million has been announced for employment and infrastructure projects that will provide employment for people whose work opportunities have been impacted by drought, stimulate local community spending, use local resources, businesses and suppliers and provide a long-lasting benefit to local communities in Warrumbungle Shire.

Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Denis Todd said, "I am very pleased that Council will be receiving this funding. These projects will provide a much needed boost for our local communities in what are unprecedented dry times. We, as Council, are pleased to be able to have projects being completed that will bring money in to our local communities".

"Late last year Council decided on projects worth $1 million to be put forward under the Drought Communities Programme – Extension". Pleasingly five (5) of these projects have now been approved and up to $1 million worth of funding will be coming in to our local communities".

Projects that have been funded are:

  • the installation of banner poles and the purchase of banners to promote local events;
  • construction of aerodrome fences at Baradine and Coonabarabran;
  • construction of a bore at Coonabarabran Showground;
  • swimming pool upgrades at Binnaway and Dunedoo;
  • campground upgrades at Binnaway; and
  • an employment and infrastructure program which will see upgrades completed at Baradine Hall, Binnaway Hall, Coolah Recreation Grounds, Coonabarabran Town Hall, Neilson Park in Coonabarabran, the Main Street in Coolah, Cemeteries across the Shire and the Mendooran Mechanics Institute.

"We’re very pleased with the fact that the projects that we put forward have been approved by the Federal Government as these were projects that our local communities identified as being important to them".

"The projects selected to be put forward are those that Council felt will be of most benefit to our local communities", said Cr Todd. "It was great to be able to put forward projects that will benefit all the local communities in our Shire and to provide a bit of a boost during these tough times".


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Last Updated: 13 Mar 2019