State funding to improve community facilities

Mid-Western Regional Council is seeking input from the community to shortlist projects for the Stronger Country Community Fund.

Established by the NSW Government to support regional communities and help deliver local infrastructure projects, the Stronger Country Community Fund’s purpose is to provide the kind of infrastructure that improves the lives of local residents.

The fund aims to help ensure regional communities across NSW remain attractive and vibrant places for visitors and local residents alike. Public facilities such as parklands, community halls and health centres are just some of the infrastructure projects that can help contribute to our wonderful towns and make a real difference to our community.

Local residents are being asked to help council decide which projects for the Mudgee region would be most suitable to gain funding from the program.

To ensure projects make a significant contribution to improving local communities, projects of at least $100,000 are being sought and typically in the range of $250,000 to $1 million per project. Larger projects will be considered where there is significant financial co-contribution.

Projects should involve:

  • Building new community facilities to be shared by all within the community — such as parks, playgrounds and walking or cycle pathways.
  • Refurbishing existing local facilities — such as schools and health centres, community centres, libraries.
  • Enhancing local parks and the supporting facilities — such as kitchens and toilet blocks.

Council must work within strict deadlines set by the NSW Government for the application process, so nominations for any relevant project for consideration must be made before 9 October 2017.

If you can think of a project that fits the funding criteria please nominate it for consideration by contacting Mid-Western Regional Council on 1300 765 002 or council@midwestern.nsw.gov.au.

One thought on “State funding to improve community facilities

  1. Karen Walker

    That’s wonderful..and will be beneficial to Mudgee..but how about an indoor, all year swimming centre…that community members all ages could access during various times of the day and evening…it could also provide an indoor large room for exercise, zumba and dance classes (of all varieties) for all ages. Or….how about a swim fun park similar to Wagga Wagga or Bathurst….Now that would be amazing. The children of Mudgee need other venues other than the local parks to access, as being in the hot sun in summer months is not always possible.

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