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Partnership benefits local communities

Mid Coast residents are enjoying a local infrastructure boom thanks to significant funding from the NSW State Government’s Stronger Communities Fund, Member for Myall Lakes said today.

Mid Coast Council received $15 million to improve local infrastructure and services when the new council was established.

“The NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund has enabled the Council to invest in projects that will benefit our growing community for many years to come,” Mr Bromhead said. 

“This money will help fund improvements that will make a lasting difference to people’s lives.”

The funding was provided to the Council in two streams, one for major infrastructure projects and the other for smaller grants for community groups.

Some of the projects Mid Coast Council has funded under the community grants included:

  • Walkway / Cycleway in Lions Park Halliday’s Point
  • Stormwater filtration system for Taree Motorcycle Club
  • Funding for the new Manning Rivers Stage to host performances
  • A new beach patrol vehicle for Forster SLSC and
  • Canoes for Bulahdelah Scouts 

Some of the major projects Mid Coast Council has funded under the major infrastructure funding included: 

  • $1 million for McQueen Bridge, Nowendoc Road
  • $600,000 for Road Renewal of Hadley St.(between Lake & Lincoln St)  
  • $1.5 million for Road Resealing projects

NSW Local government Minister Gabrielle Upton said NSW Government wanted to support what communities cared about, which was their parks, local roads, footpaths, services and value for their rates.

“My priority is for the council to deliver services and infrastructure to Mid Coast residents. The support the NSW Government has provided will give these communities a kick-start in improving services and delivering on much-needed infrastructure projects,” Mr Bromhead said.

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