NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway has announced $608,000 from the Stronger Country Communities Fund will go towards the Warren Water Park for local youth.

“The Stronger Country Communities Fund is all about giving grassroots projects a fair go and the help they need to get off the ground and make a difference to our regional communities,” Mr Farraway said.

“Each round of the project has had a different focus, with youth based projects being the focus of round 3.

“The NSW Nationals in Government are sticking by our commitment to fund projects aimed at enhancing outcomes for young people in regional areas through new infrastructure and programs – after all, they are our future.”

Warren Shire mayor Cr Milton Quigley said that the Water Park will be another wonderful facility for the Warren community to enjoy.

“This project will add significantly to the planned and partly completed redevelopment of the Carter Oval Sporting and Recreational precinct,” Mr Quigley said.

“When complete it will provide an opportunity during our often long and hot summer for families to enjoy a cool, water filled environment alongside the local swimming pool.

“Warren Shire would like to thank Mr Farraway and the NSW Government for their support in funding this very worthwhile project.”

Mr Farraway said that Warren Shire had really put the needs of their community first in their plans for local recreation facilities.

“This water park was requested by the local youth who made submissions to the Shire and will be designed with their requests at the front and centre, this is such a great way to show young people that their ideas do matter and they can make a difference in their community,” Mr Farraway said.

“I can’t wait to get back to Warren, hopefully in the summer months, and see the splash that this water park will make. Congratulations to all involved.”

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.