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NSW Government announces significant investment in community infrastructure across Warrumbungle Shire

Yesterday towns and villages across Warrumbungle Shire got some much needed positive news with the announcement of the successful projects in Round Two of the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Peter Shinton said, “it’s no secret that people in our local communities are doing it tough at the moment. We’re hoping that the announcement of around $1.4 million of funding for community infrastructure will put a smile on people’s faces”.

Cr Peter Shinton said, “Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries, was in the Shire yesterday delivering the good news to the local communities”.

“Funding was announced for projects in Coolah, Leadville, Coonabarabran, Baradine, Mendooran and Binnaway. It is great to have the funding shared around the Shire”, said Cr Shinton.

Cr Shinton said, “projects that received funding were Bowen Oval in Coolah for a major lighting upgrade and Leadville hall for upgrades to the hall and construction of a new toilet block. Coonabarabran Skate Park will also receive much need funding to build some shade and a skate and activity park will be built in Baradine. In Mendooran, the Mendooran Mechanics Institute received funding for upgrades and construction to the hall and amenities block while in Binnaway the Binnaway Bowling Club will receive funding to upgrade their outdoor lighting, their kitchen and for the installation of a children's play area”.

“As well as providing a boost for the community, the six (6) projects will also provide a much needed boost to the local economy”.

“Whilst funding will be received by Council, the projects will be delivered in partnership with local community groups and organisations”, said Cr Shinton.

“It is going to be a very busy time for our Shire building and upgrading all of this community infrastructure. It is a wonderful opportunity for all these towns and we look forward to seeing these important projects being completed”, said Cr Shinton.

Stronger Country Communities Fund

The Stronger Country Communities Fund delivers crucial local infrastructure to improve the quality of life of people living in regional NSW. Funding is provided to local projects such as parks, community halls, playgrounds and amenity blocks.

The Stronger Country Communities Fund provides funding for infrastructure projects in regional NSW communities to improve the lives of residents and enhance the attractiveness of these areas as vibrant places to live and work.

In Round 2, the NSW Government committed $200 million for applications to support local infrastructure projects that will improve amenity and help sustain the social bonds at the heart of strong regional communities.

Warrumbungle Shire Council will receive funding through Round 2 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund for six (6) projects, with a total value of $1,393,558:

• Bowen Oval: lighting construction and upgrade – $300,670

• Leadville Hall: upgrades to the hall and construction of a new toilet block – $486,826

• Coonabarabran Skate Park: installation of shade – $51,283

• Baradine Skate and Activity Park: construction of a skate and activity park (Skatepark 2020) – $168,300

• Mendooran Mechanics Institute: upgrades and construction to hall and amenities block – $268,831

• Binnaway Bowling Club: upgrades to the outdoor lighting, kitchen and installation of children's play area - $119,648

Coolah - SCCF Round 2

Image: Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries, visited Coolah to announce that Bowen Oval has received $300,670 under Round 2 of the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund to upgrade and construct lighting at the ovals.

Leadville - SCCF - Round 2

Image: Leadville will be receiving $486,826 under Round 2 of the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund to upgrade Leadville Hall and construct a new toilet block.

Coonabarabran Skate Park- SCCF - Round 2

Image: Children, young people and staff from Coona B’s Youth Drop In Centre celebrated receiving $51,283 in Round 2 of the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Baradine - SCCF - Round 2

Image: Announcing $168,300 for the construction of a skate and activity park in Baradine under Round 2 of the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund.

 mendooran - SCCF - Round 2

Image: Funding of $268,831 has been granted to a project to upgrade the Mendooran Mechanics Institute including construction of a new amenities block.

Binnaway - SCCF - Round 2

Image: Binnaway Bowling Club receiving funding of $119,648. This funding will be used to upgrade outdoor lighting, upgrade the kitchen and install a children’s play area.

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2018

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