$655,000 FUNDING FOR EUROBODALLA COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Member for Bega Andrew Constance and Eurobodalla Shire Council Mayor, Liz Innes today announced Eurobodalla Shire has received $655,000 in funding to breathe life into local community projects as part of the NSW Government’s $200 million Stronger Country Communities fund.

Mr Constance said the Eurobodalla Shire is set to benefit from $655,000 for local community projects that will see some of our local community halls refurbished, amenities replaced, paths connecting our communities constructed and accessible infrastructure built for all.

The NSW Government’s significant investment across the Eurobodalla will provide residents with improved facilities the whole region can enjoy.

“This is fantastic news for residents right across the shire and I thank Council for bringing these projects forward for consideration,” Mr Constance said.

“Our community has been calling out for upgrades to local facilities and I’m thrilled these can now be carried out.

“Stronger Country Communities funding is an investment in local infrastructure to improve the lives of residents and enhance the attractiveness of our region – this funding will help us do exactly that,” Mr Constance said.

Eurobodalla Mayor Cr Liz Innes said she is thrilled by the funding announcement.

“These are fantastic projects for our towns and villages and we’re grateful to Andrew and the NSW Government for recognising that local councils can’t always afford to do all the things they’d like. This funding is absolutely invaluable.”

Projects across the Eurobodalla to be funded under Stronger Country Communities include:

  • Replacement of the Central Tilba Bate Street public toilet                                                                        
  • Pathways at Mossy Point and South Durras, connecting existing pathway networks with financial contributions from local community associations                                                               
  • Eurobodalla halls, including re-stumping of Bodalla Hall and expansion of Malua Bay Hall
  • Moruya Showground - drainage and additional car parking                                                           
  • Corrigans/Batehaven precinct: Accessible change room at the Corrigans all abilities playground and viewing platform at Observation Point. 

The Stronger Country Communities fund is one of the six funds that make up the NSW Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is designed to improve economic growth and productivity through investment in regional communities.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the Stronger Country Communities Fund targets smaller-sized projects that nevertheless have the capacity to make a big difference to the lives of country people.

“The NSW Government is committed to supporting the people of regional NSW, by investing in the facilities, parks, halls and playgrounds they need, want and deserve,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The Stronger Country Communities fund is a once-in-a-generation investment and I’m excited for the people of regional NSW to start seeing these projects pop up all over the place,” he said.