More than $190,000 funding for local community projects
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams today announced $190,624 in funding to breathe life into local community projects as part of the NSW Government’s $200 million Stronger Country Communities fund.
The NSW Government’s significant investment in Hannam Vale, Coopernook and Harrington will provide residents with improved facilities the entire community can enjoy.
“Under the Stronger Country Communities fund, $10,636 has been allocated to repair and repaint the Coopernook School of Arts Hall, $41,988 has been earmarked for major improvements to the Hannam Vale Reserve with BBQs, tables, chairs and play equipment.
“At Harrington there will be accessibility improvements to the foreshore with a grant of $83,376 while $50,000 has been provided for a dog friendly park for owners and their pets to enjoy,” Mrs Williams said.
“This is fantastic news for local residents of these three beautiful areas. Our community has been calling out for upgrades to local facilities and I’m thrilled these can now be delivered.
“Stronger Country Communities funding is an investment in local infrastructure to improve the lives of residents and enhance the attractiveness of our region – this funding will help us do exactly that,” Mrs Williams said.
The Stronger Country Communities fund is one of the six funds that make up the NSW Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is designed to improve economic growth and productivity through investment in regional communities.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the Stronger Country Communities Fund targets smaller-sized projects that nevertheless have the capacity to make a big difference to the lives of country people.
“The NSW Government is committed to supporting the people of regional NSW, by investing in the facilities, parks, halls and playgrounds they need, want and deserve,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The Stronger Country Communities fund is a once-in-a-generation investment and I’m excited for the people of regional NSW to start seeing these projects pop up all over the place,” he said.
Applications for Round Two of funding will open in March 2018 and further details can be found at www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.