Stronger Country Communities

Federation Council called for expressions of interest from sporting clubs, community groups and organisations to determine what applications were put forward under round two of the Stronger Country Communities grant program.

The State Government program aims to deliver local infrastructure to improve the quality of life for people in regional NSW. Each local government area is provided with an allocation of funding for projects such as parks, community halls, sports facilities, playgrounds and amenity blocks.

Round one saw Federation Council receive just over $1 million in funding for toilet block improvements, a cycleway in Corowa and a new accessible cabin at the Urana Caravan Park.

Council is set to receive $3.6 million in round two, with a requirement to spend fifty percent of this allocation on sport and recreation infrastructure.

Local Councils are the only eligible applicants and were required to work with their communities to identify suitable projects. A total of 18 applications were submitted from the Federation Council area.

The NSW Government will now undertake their own assessment to determine which projects are successful in receiving funding. It is expected that this process will be completed and an announcement made in August.