Funds To Build Strong Communities
17 July 2017
Inverell Shire Council’s acting mayor Cr Anthony Michael is calling on the community to put their thinking caps on for projects to benefit our community.
In response to the New South Wales Government’s newly released Stronger Country Communities Fund, Cr Michael is encouraging local businesses and community groups in the shire to nominate community infrastructure projects for funding under the new program.
"The Stronger Country Communities Fund will build new parks, playgrounds, sports facilities, pathways and refurbish local buildings, community centres and local parks for rural and regional communities," Cr Michael said.
"This funding will enable a wide array of projects and I want to make sure Inverell Shire is on the front foot to capture a slice of the pie and also increase the vibrancy of our community to live, work and raise a family."
"Council is looking at submitting a number of applications to the fund, however, community groups are strongly encouraged to identify proposals that meet local aspirations and ensure Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is aware of their interest in accessing this funding."
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Development, John Barilaro MP said the fund will support projects between $100,000 and $1 million, or higher with financial co-contribution.
"The Stronger Country Communities Fund is a once-in-a-generation investment in the facilities and services that make our towns and regional cities the best places in NSW to live and work."
The Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to improve economic growth and productivity with investment in regional communities.
Community groups, local businesses and interested community members are able to nominate projects before 2 August by contacting Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall’s office on (02) 6772 5552. Further details of the grant program are available at www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.
For further information contact:
Inverell Shire Council | PO Box 138 | Inverell NSW 2360