Eight Cabonne Council projects have received more than $2 million from the NSW government in what the mayor Kevin Beatty described as a once-in-a-generation funding boost for Cumnock.
Almost half of the $2,178,645 will go towards a pair of undertakings in Cumnock: rejuvenating the village’s recreation precinct and extending the showground pavilion.
Six other projects in Molong, Canowindra and Cudal were granted between $132,000 and $228,819 in state funds.
This funding will provide outstanding community and sporting facilities not only for today’s residents, but generations to come.Cabonne mayor Kevin Beatty
Cr Beatty said the funding would have a big impact on the shire’s growth.
“In Cumnock’s case, this funding will provide outstanding community and sporting facilities not only for today’s residents, but generations to come.”
Cr Beatty congratulated the community organisations that submitted successful projects and urged those who were unsuccessful to continue to liaise with the council to source alternative funding.
THE BREAKDOWN …
Where the money will go:
- Cumnock Village Recreation Precinct landscape masterplan – $496,222.
- Cumnock Showground Pavilion extension – $446,250.
- Cudal Community Children’s Centre expansion – $228,819.
- Canowindra Challenge Showground upgrade (stage 1) – $222,004.
- Cabonne small villages shared mobility access pathways – $219,240.
- Canowindra shared mobility access pathways – $219,240.
- Molong Early Learning Centre expansion – $214,888.
- Molong Village Green revitalisation – $132,000.
NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW Rick Colless said the funds were “about bolstering our country areas and ensuring they continue to grow and contribute to our state”.
“Under this initiative projects range from small to large, and each one is as important as the other,” he said.
There have been 22 projects in the Orange electorate funded by more than $5.7 million under the Stronger Country Communities program.
Member for Orange Philip Donato was not present at the announcement.
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