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New banner poles for Warrumbungle communities

Courtesy of the Drought Community Programme - Extension new banners are flying in towns across the Warrumbungle Shire. ‚Äč

“Installation of banner poles and the purchase of new banners was one of the successful applications that Council put forward as part of the Drought Communities Programme – Extension”, said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Denis Todd. “The Federal Government granted Council $125,000 to complete this project.”

“The banners will allow communities to promote local events with the aim being to stimulate the local community, boost local economies and provide long lasting benefits to the community as well as travellers visiting the wonderful towns throughout the Warrumbungle Shire area”.

“Council was successful in gaining $1 Million in funding through the Drought Communities Programme – Extension to stimulate local community spending by using local resources, business, suppliers, and workers, and provide sustainable benefits for the communities across the Shire”, Cr Todd explained.

“The Drought Communities Programme – Extension was available to selected councils in the most drought-affected areas across the region. Council was required to submit projects under the programme with the aim to support local community infrastructure and other community-based initiatives.”

“As part of the process of selecting the program Council surveyed the community to identify the potential projects and then the preferred projects.”

“All Drought Communities projects are aimed at providing not only infrastructure, but also employment for people whose work opportunities have been impacted by drought and, as much as possible, supporting local supply. The banner pole installation work was completed by a local concreting business allowing the funding to go back into local economies.”   

“Six (6) Banner Poles have been installed throughout the townships of Binnaway, Coolah and Mendooran and new banners have been purchased to fly from all banner poles across the shire. Banners for each town include Dark Sky Park, NAIDOC, Seasons Greetings, and the Shop Local Series: Discover, Live, Shop, Stay, Dine, and Explore banners with individual town names printed on the flags, increasing local town awareness, promoting events and encouraging travelers to shop and discover.”

“The new bright and vibrant colours of the banners will heighten the attractiveness of the street scape and highlight community pride in each town” concluded Cr Todd.

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190627 banner poles Binnaway for completion

Image: Banner Poles erected and banners flying high

Last Updated: 02 Jul 2019

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