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Getting in and out of Trelawney Station is set to become a whole lot easier thanks to $164,910 from the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program, Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has announced.

Mr Anderson said the funding would allow the Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council to offer their life-changing programs and offerings regardless of what the weather was doing.

“Trelawney Station is vital for our Local Aboriginal Land Council’s ability to offer important cultural, recreational and educational programs to local Aboriginal community,” Mr Anderson said.

“Building connection to country and providing pathways to employment is the focus at Trelawney, which is why I’m more than happy to support them in any way that I can.

“Unfortunately, the current access road to the property can be impossible to pass when the rain comes, meaning community miss out when it’s wet.

“With the wet weather of the past year, a natural spring has popped up, meaning part of the road is now permanently underwater.

“The LALC needed access to open up, all year round, and we are providing the opportunity to upgrade the road with $194,910 in funding from the Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.”

Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council Board Member Lyniece Keogh said the access road upgrades would give the land council greater ability to welcome Aboriginal community members to country, boost events numbers and attendance, and increase hiring use of the facilities all year round.

The funding comes just one month after the Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council were successful in winning a $250,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Community and Place Grants Program. That grant will go towards a new amenities block at Trelawney and planning work is now underway.

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