GUNNEDAH IN THE HUNT FOR $1.98M SEWERAGE PLANT
Gunnedah has been shortlisted to receive $1.98million to upgrade the sewerage treatment plant through the NSW Government’s 2015-16 Resources for Regions program.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said competition had been strong for the $32 million funding available in this round of the program with 67 expressions of interest received around the State for more than $216 million worth of projects.
“Because Gunnedah is mining affected I fought hard to get them included in the list so that they could have a chance at receiving funding that they deserve.
“The Tamworth Electorate was among those assessed as having some of the strongest projects in a very competitive pool with the potential to bring value to the community including boosting jobs, supporting mining impacted local infrastructure and the local economy.”
Final funding will be determined after detailed applications have been reviewed by Infrastructure NSW’s Regional Independent Assessment Panel and recommendations made to Government by Infrastructure NSW.
Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business John Barilaro said the funding would help local communities most impacted by mining activity.
“The shortlisted projects include road and sewerage upgrades, CBD renewal and expansion of health and tertiary education facilities across the Hunter, Central West, Illawarra, Western Riverina, Mid North Coast and Northern Tablelands,” Mr Barilaro said.
“This round of funding comes in addition to $208 million already allocated under the program to 32 local infrastructure projects across health, water, roads, education, tourism and CBD renewal.
“We have delivered on our election commitment to expand the program which means communities like Wentworth, Lake Macquarie, Parkes and Blayney now have the chance to secure funding for the first time.
“Resources for Regions program supports infrastructure projects that improve economic growth and productivity in mining impacted communities across regional NSW.”
For more information visit: www.industry.nsw.gov.au/resourcesforregions