COUNTRY COMMUNITIES GETTING STRONGER WITH MORE DOLLARS

 
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has announced additional funding for communities in the Tamworth electorate as part of Round Two of the Stronger Country Communities Fund.
 
The new funding comes on top of the $100 million announced in Round One, which has already been allocated to projects across the Tamworth electorate that has seen improved local amenities and community facilities.
 
Mr Anderson said round two will see $200 million available.
 
“The beauty about this round is that $100 million of that money will be allocated specifically towards sports projects in the bush. 
 
“Sport has a major role in making towns and cities exciting and vibrant places to live. 
 
“With 50 per cent of Round Two funding dedicated to local sport, we’ll see a mix of projects including better fields for kids to play on, amenity upgrades, new parks, new playgrounds and much more.”
 
“Round One of the Stronger Country Communities Fund already delivered some important projects for us including:
$850,00 for Livvie’s Place Playground in Gunnedah 
$660,000 for an upgraded preschool in Walcha
$108,700 Multi-faceted Sportsground Facility Upgrade
$480,000 for Werris Creek’s swimming pool
 
“We have already seen the sort of valuable projects this fund can deliver for our communities and I encourage locals and community groups to speak with their local council and myself, to put forward ideas for projects that you’d like to see happen as part of Round Two,” Mr Anderson said.
 
Stronger Country Communities applications for Round Two open on 12 March and will close 4 May 2018.
 
Further details can be found at www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities

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