REINVESTING IN OUR MINING COMMUNITIES
Applications will soon open for Round 9 of the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program, paving the way for new projects that will build a better region.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the $140 million set aside for Round 9 with a significant increase on the $75 million Round 8 and means more funding for infrastructure improvements in the Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains Shires.
“The Resources for Regions program has already delivered great outcomes for communities in the Liverpool Plains and in Gunnedah with a number of great projects receiving significant funding, including the soon-to-be upgraded Gunnedah Airport,” Mr Anderson said
“This fund ensures that mining communities have the infrastructure they need to develop the local economy and provide the new and upgraded infrastructure that our communities need to thrive.
“With the funding round open soon, I look forward to Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains council’s getting their applications so that we can deliver on the projects that make a real difference to people’s lives.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the program is about giving back to mining communities and Round Nine will also include an expanded level of support for communities where gas exploration occurs.
I’m thrilled to announce this funding towards Round Nine of the program, which will see continued support delivered to communities, and reaffirming the NSW Government’s commitment to our mining communities,” Mr Toole said.
“It’s important that the NSW Government continues to support our regional mining towns that supply our State with the resources we need, and the Resources for Regions program is proof of the NSW Government’s commitment to the future of our regions.”
Resources for Regions Rounds One through Eight have delivered 242 projects worth $420 million since the program’s inception in 2012.
Resources for Regions Round Nine is part of the $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies, and improve services and community infrastructure for regional communities.
Applications for Resources for Regions Round Nine open on 12 August 2022 and close on 30 September 2022. Further information about Resources for Regions Round Nine, including program guidelines and eligibility criteria, will be available when applications open at: www.nsw.gov.au/resourcesforeregions