KYOGLE SHIRE SET TO BENEFIT FROM $964,336 FUNDING
Member for Lismore Thomas George today announced Kyogle Council has received $964,336 in funding to breathe life into local community projects as part of the NSW Government’s $200 million Stronger Country Communities fund.
Mr George said the NSW Government’s significant investment in Lismore will provide residents with improved facilities the whole region can enjoy.
“This is fantastic news for Lismore and surrounding communities,” Mr George said.
“Locals have been calling out for upgrades to facilities and I’m pleased these can now be carried out.
“Stronger Country Communities funding is an investment in local infrastructure to improve the lives of residents and enhance the attractiveness of our region – this funding will help us do exactly that,” Mr George said.
The following projects will be funded –
· Greening Kyogle Main Street $100,000
· Kyogle Aquatic Centre redevelopment $154,336
· Kyogle Memorial Institute Hall revitalization $220,000
· Kyogle Recreation Reserve improvements $100,000
· Kyogle Amphitheatre stage $100,000
· Kyogle All Active expansion $100,000
· Woodenbong Recreation Reserve improvements $100,000
The Stronger Country Communities fund is one of the six funds that make up the NSW Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is designed to improve economic growth and productivity through investment in regional communities.
The Stronger Country Communities Fund targets smaller-sized projects that nevertheless have the capacity to make a big difference to the lives of country people.
“The NSW Government is committed to supporting the people of regional NSW, by investing in the facilities, parks, halls and playgrounds they need, want and deserve,” Mr George said.
Applications for Round Two will open 12 March 2018 and Council has been allocated
$1.4 million. Further details can be found at www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities