$3.6m for lo­cal projects

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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