Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program

Over $3 million has been granted for various roads and community projects in towns across the Warrumbungle Shire that is set to improve infrastructure for community members.  

“Funding has now been approved for eight (8) road and community infrastructure projects under the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program Phase 3,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Ambrose Doolan. “This funding will allow various projects across multiple towns across the Shire to commence, improving road networks and community infrastructure, benefiting our community members.”   

Projects that have been approved under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program include:
• Change rooms and equipment shed for No 3 Oval, Coonabarabran – allocation $585,000
• Binnaway Tennis Courts – renovation and upgrade – allocation $261,000
• Dunedoo Pool – new amenities building – allocation $900,000
• Replacement of concrete causeways at various locations – allocation $556,732
• Rehabilitation of two sections of Piambra Road – allocation $516,000
• Castlereagh River, Coonabarabran Riverbank Revitalisation – allocation $75,000
• Mendooran Tennis Court resurfacing – allocation $130,000 
• Lachlan Street, Baradine – shared pathway – Stage 1 – allocation $83,000

Works on these projects are set to get underway throughout 2022 and all projects are anticipated to be completed by end June 2023.

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the funding provides the opportunity for Warrumbungle Shire Council to complete a number of key projects that will provide lasting benefits. “This will provide a vital boost for communities throughout the shire, backing local jobs and economic growth while delivering important projects that will benefit residents for years to come,” Mr Coulton said. 

“Council would like to thank the Australian Government for funding these projects under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program, we are excited to see these projects come to light,” Cr Doolan concluded. 

The LRCI program supports local Councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia, supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on these projects please contact Council’s Technical Services Department on (02) 6849 2000.