Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has announced $629,629 from the NSW Nationals in Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund for community organisations in Liverpool Plains Shire.

Mr Johnsen said that the organisations in Quirindi secured funding for venues in each town which will see locals and events benefit.

“The Stronger Country Communities Fund has over the years already delivered much needed infrastructure for our Upper Hunter Electorate and this funding being made available for local events is great news,” Mr Johnsen said.

“The Nationals in Government are maintaining their commitment to rural and regional New South Wales by ensuring that local community organisations receive the funding they need.”

The projects are:
Quirindi Rugby Union Club Inc – Quirindi Rugby Union Club (QRUC) – $70,582
Liverpool Plains Shire Council – Quirindi Library Precinct – $350,000
Liverpool Plains Shire Council – Mobile Scoreboard/Billboard – $109,060
Quirindi Sporting Clay Target Club – Administration and member facilities upgrade – $99,987

Mr Johnsen noted that $100 million was being distributed across regional NSW, with regional communities set to benefit from more than 550 new projects.

To date, rounds one and two of the program have funded more than 1000 projects.

“Residents across regional NSW are seeing the benefits of rounds one and two of the Fund, with projects making a big difference to everyday life, from new playgrounds loved by kids to light towers illuminating sporting fields,” Mr Johnsen said.

“We are funding grassroots projects that make a real difference to each community, and we know how important it is to support our regional towns with new infrastructure and programs.”

The $400 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Nationals in Government’s $1.7 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is being invested in local programs and infrastructure that improve the lives of people living in regional NSW.

For more information, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.