Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey has announced $141,120 from the NSW Nationals in Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to improve community infrastructure in Mylestom.

Bellingen Shire Council secured funding for the Mylestom kerb, gutter and parking project, which will have lasting benefits for locals and visitors.

“The formalisation of 540 metres of kerb and gutter and car parking in the main street of Mylestom will provide greater amenity and improve safety of residents and visitors,” Ms Pavey said.

“A dedicated disabled parking area will also be provided as part of the project.

“I congratulate council for putting these projects forward – it’s a collaborative effort involving feedback and ideas from the community, supported by local government and given life by the State Government.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said $100 million was being distributed across regional NSW, with regional communities set to benefit from more than 550 new projects.

To date, the first two Rounds of the program have funded more than 1000 projects.

“People 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 Barilaro 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.