Shire secures State funding for community projects
The Southern Highlands has secured over $1.75 million in funding as part of Round 2 of the NSW State Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF).
Announced by the Deputy Premier John Barilaro, the monies will enable the development of three major community projects across the Wingecarribee Shire.
The projects include the Stephens Park playing fields drainage project in Bowral ($113,572), the Berrima Marketplace all abilities playground upgrade ($239,990) and renewal of the Bundanoon Skate Park ($416,304).
The confirmation of the grants follows this month’s earlier announcement that the Bowral Blacks Rugby Club would receive $991,330 in funding for the redevelopment of their multi-purpose Eridge Park sports facility.
Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead said this latest round of grants was evidence of the State Government’s confidence in the Shire to deliver major infrastructure projects of community significance.
“Council is delighted with this latest announcement and we thank both the Members for Goulburn and Wollondilly for their continued support of our Shire,” the Mayor said.
“I also commend the State Government on making these funds available and ensuring regional New South Wales continues to provide first-class amenities for all its citizens to enjoy.
“I would also acknowledge the staff of Council and the community groups who worked together on these applications for getting them over the line.”
Funds on all projects must be used within two years.
For more information regarding the NSW State Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund including the application process, visit www.nsw.gov.au/stronger-country-communities or contact the Office of Regional Development on 1300 679 673.