$3.6m for local projects
More than $3.6m in funding was announced yesterday, Tuesday October 9 for local projects around the Federation Council.
Member for Albury, Greg Aplin announced the funding to community and local sporting facilities across the Federation Council as part of round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Mr Aplin said Federation Council secured NSW Government funding for 16 projects, which include upgrades to sporting and community facilities and to build brand new facilities across the council area.
“This is another great outcome for the Federation Council community and their sporting grounds,” Mr Aplin said.
“The NSW Coalition Government continues to invest in our communities and I congratulate all the successful organisations and communities that will benefit from these improvements.”
A total of $3,608,776 will be spent on the following projects covering sport, recreational and community facilities:
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$750,000 for the Corowa Swimming Pool Splash Park
$199,353 for the Ball Park Multisport Pavilion
• $224,690 for upgrades to the John Foord Oval Sporting Facilities
$85,532 for the Rejuvenation of Corowa High School Oval for community use
$449,820 for upgrades to the Oaklands Recreational Reserve Change Room and Toilet Block
$300,000 for the upgrade of Max Kirwan Water Ski Club to world class standard
$243,531 towards the Urana Aquatic Leisure Centre building
$272,965 for the lighting upgrade for Rennie Recreational Reserve
$91,817 for upgrades to the Colombo Creek Ski Club Toilet Block
$104,853 for the resurfacing of Urana Tennis Courts
$80,954 for the Lonsdale Recreation Reserve Playground
$68,970 for the Rand Sports Ground improvements
$180,000 for the refurbishment of clubrooms at Howlong Tennis Club
$280,393 for the reconstruction of the netball and tennis court at Coreen Recreation Reserve
$180,000 for a pedestrian bridge at Urana Aquatic Centre
• $95,898 for the refurbishment of the Corowa Rowing Club
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the roll out of the second round of projects takes Stronger Country Communities funding to $300 million.
“I congratulate Federation Council and look forward to the local sports and community facility improvements that will make the region an even more attractive place to work and raise a family,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The $300 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.6 billion Regional Growth Fund that is employing local tradies, putting local suppliers to work and providing the right environment to operate regional businesses,” he said. For more information, please visit: www. nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.