Nominate community infrastructure projects for funding

Victoria Park's all inclusive play equipment was installed in 2015. Similar projects could be funded by the Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Victoria Park's all inclusive play equipment was installed in 2015. Similar projects could be funded by the Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Inverell Shire Council’s acting mayor Cr Anthony Michael is calling on the community to put their thinking caps on for projects to benefit our community.

In response to the New South Wales Government’s newly released Stronger Country Communities Fund, local businesses and community groups are encouraged to nominate community infrastructure projects for funding under the new program.

“The Stronger Country Communities Fund will build new parks, playgrounds, sports facilities, pathways and refurbish local buildings, community centres and local parks for rural and regional communities,” Cr Michael said.

“This funding will enable a wide array of projects and I want to make sure Inverell Shire is on the front foot to capture a slice of the pie and also increase the vibrancy of our community to live, work and raise a family.”

“Council is looking at submitting a number of applications to the fund, however, community groups are strongly encouraged to identify proposals that meet local aspirations and ensure Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is aware of their interest in accessing this funding.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Development, John Barilaro MP said the fund will support projects between $100,000 and $1 million, or higher with financial co-contribution.

“The Stronger Country Communities Fund is a once-in-a-generation investment in the facilities and services that make our towns and regional cities the best places in NSW to live and work,” he said.

The fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to improve economic growth and productivity with investment in regional communities.

Community groups, local businesses and interested community members can nominate projects before August 2 by contacting Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall’s office on 67 725 552. Further details of the grant program are available at www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.