NSW Nationals Member for New England Barnaby Joyce says an upgrade of the Uralla Visitor Information Centre will deliver significant benefits for the local community.
The $500,000 project is jointly funded by the NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments and includes internal and external renovations, installation of a pergola and landscaping works.
“Not only will this project support local jobs and drive new wealth into the local economy by drawing on local suppliers and trades during construction, it will result in a facility the Uralla community and its many visitors can enjoy for generations to come,” Mr Joyce said.
“It’s all part of our plan to grow the New England, now and into the future.”
Uralla Shire Mayor Cr Michael Pearce said the improvement project would increase visitor traffic by boosting the centre’s presence on Uralla’s Bridge Street and provide additional services to the Uralla Shire tourism industry.
“The VIC improvement project will boost our visitor services to the Uralla Shire by providing an attractive centre and increased services for visitors to the Shire,” Cr Pearce said.
“Council has put in a lot of planning on this project and has worked with the community to fine-tune the project scope to deliver a great outcome for the Uralla Shire community, and we are pleased to see the project come to fruition.”
The Uralla Visitor Information Centre improvement project is jointly funded by both the NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments’ funding streams, with a commitment from the state’s Drought Stimulus Package of $400,000 and funding of $100,000 provided by the federal Drought Communities Extension Programme.
The project is estimated to be completed by April.