Towns across regional and rural NSW will soon see even more investment in community infrastructure and programs that will make a big difference to the everyday lives of locals, thanks to Round Five of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Acting Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole has announced $160 million will be available to eligible regional councils and community groups for projects that focus on community and sporting infrastructure, enhance accessibility for people with disability, and improve outcomes for Aboriginal people.”
“Everywhere I go, people tell me about the positive difference that Stronger Country Communities Fund projects make to their everyday life, whether it’s a new skate park that kids of all ages love, new lighting for sports grounds or programs that support and inspire young people living in the bush,” Mr Toole said.
“Round Five is about preparing local economies for future growth and making them even better places to live, play and raise a family.
“Since its inception, the Stronger Country Communities Fund has provided $500 million to more than 2,000 grassroots projects, which are making a huge difference across every single Local Government Area in regional NSW.
“This round will continue to deliver vital community infrastructure to regional NSW, including facilities that are a part of our everyday lives such as bike paths, sports fields, main street upgrades, playgrounds and community centres.”
The $660 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is being invested in local projects that improve the lives of people living in regional NSW.
Applications for Round Five of the Stronger Country Communities Fund opens on Friday, August 5.
For more information, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/sccf