In some of our communities the sight of a plane is a rarity. But with the strength and agility of our favourite superhero, the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) is flying sky high in our communities, delivering a flurry of new investment and infrastructure. The new developments to regional airports are enough to have Superman hitching a lift.
The second round of the NSRF has been launched, injecting character, culture and greater functionality into our regional and rural communities. Regions across the state are set to receive funding to complete a range of projects, boosting local jobs and improving community infrastructure. Cinemas, airports, precincts… here are but a few of the major wins:
- Bathurst Regional Airport will receive a $2.5 million makeover, including the construction of sewer reticulation, additional leasehold area for development of a private hanger and aeronautical related commercial activities;
- Moree Regional Airport will undergo a $1 million facelift, half of which has been funded by the NSRF. Increased lighting and new infrastructure to assist in aviation safety are both on the cards;
- Lismore will receive $2.85 million to create the Lismore Quadrangle – a new Town Square and Cultural Precinct;
- The main street in Gundagai will also undergo a refurb with new footpaths, new street furniture, bright new lighting and creative sculptures; and
- Kempsey will enjoy a new Cinema Complex of epic proportions. $2 million from NSRF will go straight to this project – a superhuman injection of jobs, culture and entertainment for the Kempsey community.
For all the National Stronger Regions Fund winners, visit www.infrastructure.gov.au/nsrf.