Federal Nationals Member for New England Barnaby Joyce is busy delivering for his local communities, making sure they get their fair share of government funding.

“New cricket pitch facilities at Bundarra, upgrades to Uralla’s BMX park, a new camp kitchen at Queen Street Caravan Park, a new solar system at Kentucky Hall, and Uralla tourist map improvements are among the latest projects for Uralla and district under its second $1 million instalment of the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Program,” Mr Joyce said.

“We’re working to make sure we get money through to social assets like these so that we make communities like Uralla even stronger.

“The first round delivered upgrades to Uralla Court House and the showground, as well as improvements to community infrastructure such as Uralla Preschool and the Grace Munro Aged Care facility.”

The second $1 million investment in drought relief for Uralla will deliver additional community infrastructure upgrades including:

  • insulating the ceiling, upgrading kitchenette and ensuite, and upgrading solar assets at the McMaugh Gardens Aged Care, Uralla;
  • refurbishment to Uralla Visitor Information Centre;
  • building a shed for the Uralla Men’s Shed Group;
  • painting of un-rendered brickwork, office and kiosk at the Uralla Swimming Pool;
  • construction of a borehole at Alma Park, Uralla;
  • installing gas/electric barbeques, tables and shelters at Wooldridge Recreation and Fossicking Area, Uralla;
  • installation of LED lights and solar panels in council buildings;
  • greening and installing tables, seats, shelter and rubbish bins for the main street and parks in the Bundarra CBD;
  • organising the Bundarra Lions Goat Racing event in October 2020, sponsoring the Uralla Show 2020; and development of an Adverse Events Plan.

“The stimulus funding will build on community confidence following recent rain and help support economic recovery from the drought,” Mr Joyce said.