Tenterfield Shire Council has secured state government funding for community projects in three of its outlying villages: Urbenville, Liston and Legume.
Member for Lismore Thomas George announced $281,599 for the projects through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF).
Liston Community Hall committee will receive $111,405 to upgrade the hall’s toilet facilities to meet current standards, including the construction of an extension to the hall. The new extension will house the toilets together with a games room, children's corner and parent's retreat.
Another $170,194 will be spent to demolish existing toilet blocks in Urbenville (in Pioneer Park) and Legume and to construct new facilities, including associated plumbing and electrical works.
Mr George congratulated the grant application put forward by council as well as the various committees who work tirelessly to make their communities great places to live.
“While it is a priority of the Nationals to encourage more people to relocate, work and live in regional areas, we also want to make sure those who already live in the bush have access to the best facilities possible,” he said.
“Every project which has received funding under this round of the SCCF is important in not only attracting visitors but creating facilities which benefit the lives of everyone who lives in those communities.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the roll out of the second round of projects takes Stronger Country Communities funding to $300 million.
“I congratulate Tenterfield Shire Council and look forward to the local sports and community facility improvements that will make the region an even more attractive place to work and raise a family,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The $300 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.6 billion Regional Growth Fund that is employing local tradies, putting local suppliers to work and providing the right environment to operate regional businesses,” he said.
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