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Community’s country cash

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July 18, 2017

The Edward River Council local government area has been awarded $1.5 million in the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund.

NSW Member for Murray Adrian Piccoli said the community is now encouraged to nominate community infrastructure projects for the available funding pool.

‘‘The Stronger Country Communities Fund will build new parks, playgrounds and pathways and refurbish local schools, health facilities, community centres, libraries and local parks for rural and regional communities,’’ Mr Piccoli said.

‘‘This funding will realise projects that the community needs and wants making them even more vibrant places to live and work.

‘‘Although councils will submit all applications to the fund, community groups are strongly encouraged to identify proposals that meet local aspirations and ensure their local councils are aware of their interest in accessing this funding.’’

Mr Piccoli 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 makes our towns and regional cities the best places in New South Wales to live and work,’’ Mr Piccoli said.

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.

Applications for the funding, otherwise known as Tranche A, close on August 9, 2017. Constituents and councils are encouraged to visit www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities for more information.

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