The Nationals in Government have made 2018 a record year of investment for regional areas.

As a result of strong economic and financial management and its successful reform agenda, Barwon communities now share in world-class infrastructure and services, with more than $1 billion invested during the past year in major infrastructure projects such as hospitals, schools, roads, water infrastructure and transport laying the foundations to drive growth and improving liveability throughout the electorate.

“Integral to this investment is the Stronger Country Communities Fund, a once-in-a-generation investment, providing our councils and communities with a more streamlined and responsive approach to improve community infrastructure and services,” Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said. “To date announcements have encompassed well over $35 million in community infrastructure ultimately contributing to the social fabric of our wonderful towns and regional communities fostering connectedness and town pride.”

The Nationals in Government are committed to ongoing growth funding – both now and into the future.

“I am proud of how far the Barwon electorate has come and I’m positive The Nationals will continue to grow though ongoing community investment and reform,” Mr Humphries said.


Coonamble Shire Council
$80,000 Refurbish public amenities across shire
$135,000 Build playground/gym space at Lions Park, Gulargambone
$200,000 Install splash pad and starting blocks at Gulargambone Swimming Centre
$100,000 Install shade sails and shelters around the shire
$50,000 Build a basketball court with outdoor seating at the Gulargambone Youth Centre
$250,000 Build new public amenities on Main Street, Coonamble
$150,000 Upgrade change rooms and replace pool blanket at Coonamble Swimming Complex
$103,454 Create outdoor learning and activity space for Coonamble Children’s Services
$80,000 Upgrade irrigation at Coonamble Sports Precinct
$120,000 Build a skate park in Coonamble
$330,000 Build new visitors information centre

Walgett Shire Council
$200,908 Collarenebri Recreational Project
$98,000 Enhance parks and playgrounds (Stage 2)
$758,836 Construct a multi-purpose facility at Lightning Ridge Sporting Complex
$329,701 Walgett Cemetery Upgrade – Stage 2
$101,497 Upgrade Come By Chance Community Hall
$71,458 Beautify Walgett Bore Bath

Gillgandra Shire Council
$238,923 Country Halls Program
$149,050 Village Beautification
$237,317 Shire Parks Program
$991,045 McGrane Oval Masterplan
$100,600 Shire Signage Program

Warren Shire Council
$742,966 Upgrade Warren Swimming Pool to improve the lives of local residents
$742,966 Village Enhancements for Warren, Nevertire and Collie (Part Funding)

Narrabri Shire Council
$72,450 Cricket and Multi-Purpose Sporting Infrastructure – Cooma Oval
$302,404 Narrabri Creek Walk/Cycle Path – Stage Two and Three
$85,453 Narrabri West Lake Walk/Cycle Path
$334,965 Wee Waa Dangar Park Sporting Infrastructure and Community Meeting Place Facilities
$61,980 Baan Baa Community Playground Facilities
$94,600 Gwabegar Community Meeting Place and Playground Facilities
$152,871 Spring Plains Hall and Tennis Court Infrastructure
$91,107 Narrabri Pistol Club Amenity Infrastructure
$494,806 Narrabri and Wee Waa Bowling Clubs Synthetic Turf Project

Warrumbungle Shire Council
$486,826 Upgrade to Leadville Hall and a new amenities block
$300,670 Lighting and an electronic scoreboard at Bowen Oval
$268, 831 New amenities and a covered walkway at Mendooran Mechanics Institute Hall
$168,300 Skate park at Baradine
$134,746 Children’s play equipment, outdoor lighting upgrades and a new kitchen at Binnaway Bowling Club
$51,283 New shade structures at Coonabarabran Skate Park