The NSW Nationals in Government’s Drought Stimulus Package is set to deliver a $900,000 economic bonus for the Blayney region.

Bathurst Nationals MP Paul Toole said the funds were to support a range of projects and initiatives that would encourage the flow of money through the local economy, generate jobs, aid business and help the community to overcome the negative economic and related impacts of drought.

“Blayney Shire Council will work with local staff from the Regional NSW team at the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to develop and agree on a package of projects and other initiatives to be funded,” he said.

“We want to see the funding spent responsibly, but also as quickly as possible and for Blayney this also includes support for its villages.

“Another aim is to secure the highest possible amount of work for local tradies, services and other businesses.”

Mr Toole said that despite the drought conditions the State Government was committed to ensuring that regional NSW remained an attractive location for people to live, businesses to establish and invest and for holiday makers and tourists to visit.

“The $900,000 for Blayney Shire Council is great news for the community and I look forward to it delivering a range of initiatives that will really give the local economy a boost,” he said.

“This funding is from the State Government’s $170 million Drought Stimulus Package.”