Towns right across regional NSW are getting makeovers thanks to My Community Project funding from The Nationals.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced a brand new adventure playground for Junee thanks to a $200,000 grant. Meanwhile, Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson aced $100,000 for West Tamworth Tennis Club.

The NSW Nationals in Government are funding many projects just like these two examples.

“The Junee adventure park will provide a fun and inclusive outdoor space for this beautiful little town,” Ms Cooke said.

Mr Anderson called the windfall for the tennis club a win for Tamworth.

“This is a real community project that captured the imagination of its supporters who put a lot of work into their ideas,” he said.

“This upgrade will create a space for the whole community to enjoy a game of tennis and table tennis. I want to see our kids get up off the couch, put down their screens and computer games, put on their joggers and get out and get active.”

“There are stacks of benefits including access for the disabled and elderly and promoting active, healthy lifestyles.”

Upgrades for everyone

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest announced two successful projects for his electorate:

  • Terranora Public School P&C will receive $150,000 to develop a Nature Space – a natural playground for children to connect with nature
  • Tweed Shire Council will receive $106,408 to establish a New Kids Outdoor Gym and Park for Everyone

Meanwhile, Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen announced three My Community Project winners:

  • Gloucester Public School – $100,000 to modernise playground equipment
  • Amaroo Park, Scone – $121,220 for a spray pad for children to play in the park
  • James Theatre, Dungog – $50,000 to improve the facilities in the theatre

My Community Project is a great example of grassroots democracy in action and the projects chosen reflect the wishes of the people,” Mr Johnsen said.

More than $24 million was made available across the entire State for projects that would make communities better.