Narromine & Trangie

Works completed at Narromine Courthouse

A $9 million program fast-tracked by the NSW Government has delivered improvements to Narromine Courthouse. Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders visited the facility this week to inspect the upgrades, which came as part of a program to upgrade 63 courthouses across the state. “There was a real priority placed on projects that could begin immediately in order to help economies that are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Saunders said. “The painting and carpet upgrades at Narromine Courthouse certainly fit the bill, and it was great to be able to visit the staff and have a look …

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Narromine to be the home of electric flying cars

Narromine will become the home of a state-of-the-art testing facility for an electric flying car, with an Australian company expanding its operation to the town thanks to a $950,000 support grant from the NSW Government’s Regional Investment Attraction Fund. Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders today visited the Narromine Aerodrome Industrial Park, where sustainable aerospace company AMSL Aero will test its electric Vertical TakeOff and Landing (eVTOL) vehicles. Mr Saunders said AMSL will be the first operation moving into the new Narromine Aerodrome precinct, which is due to be completed by the end of July and …

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Rent relief for Crown Land lease and licence holders

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has welcomed a move from the NSW Government to offer rent relief to eligible businesses and not-for-profits that lease or license Crown land and who have suffered financial losses during COVID-19. Mr Saunders said rent waivers will be offered for eligible organisations as part of a national code of conduct to support businesses. “Many businesses and organisations across the region have been doing it incredibly tough as a result of COVID-19,” Mr Saunders said. “I warmly welcome this support from the NSW Government which will help eligible regional businesses and not-for-profits that lease …

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Resources For Regions funding welcomed

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has welcomed funding that will be provided to the Mid-Western and Narromine local government areas through the Resources for Regions Program. Mid-Western Regional Council will receive $2,608,069 from the fund while Narromine’s allocation is $1,675,604. The program has been established for local towns and communities embedded within the mining industry, and is worth a total of $50 million across 24 local government areas (LGAs) across the state. “This funding will give both Mid-Western Regional Council and Narromine Shire Council additional funds to complete projects that are of benefit to their respective communities,” Mr …

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Funding will help netballers hit the courts

Narromine Netball Club players will hit the court next month, and will do so at a minimal cost thanks to funding secured by Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders. The club successfully applied for $5000 through the Local Sports Grants Program, with the aim of reducing costs to players at a time when things are tough. The club will compete in a shortened post-COVID competition, and Mr Saunders said he is pleased to be able to assist with ensuring the viability of the Narromine club. “Our region has battled through so much when it comes to drought and COVID-19, …

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Trangie Magpies swoop on funding

Trangie’s local rugby league team will be able to continue playing footy thanks to $5,000 announced by Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders. Mr Saunders said the Trangie Magpies RLFC has secured the funding through the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program, and will be a big boost as the club looks to participate in a disrupted post-COVID Castlereagh League competition. The funding will allow the club to subsidise registration costs as well as purchase uniforms for the players at a time when things have been tough. “Sport is an essential part of the fabric of regional towns – …

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Trangie tennis club set to shine

The big serves and deft volleys of Trangie’s tennis players will be on show under lights, thanks to funding secured by Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders. The Trangie Community Tennis Club has been granted $12,874 from the Local Sports Grants Program, which will allow for the installation of new lighting, as well as an upgrade of the electrical lines at the facility and the installation of a security screen door. Mr Saunders said the ability to access sport after work hours is important, and the installation of lights will make tennis a year-round sport in Trangie. “Outside of …

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Funding supports swimming stars of the future

Swimmers in Narromine will soon be able to make even more of a splash thanks to over $3000 announced by Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders today. Mr Saunders said the Macquarie Yabbies Swim Club has secured $3,359 through the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program. The funding will allow the club to purchase and install backstroke start ledges, and purchase competition management software. “The Macquarie Yabbies are a relatively young club, but they already boast an impressive membership base,” Mr Saunders said. “Swimming is a skill for life and it is vital that those who pursue it as …

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Local showgrounds get stimulus upgrades

Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders today announced three local showgrounds will benefit from $167,326 in funding as part of the NSW Government COVID-19 stimulus package. Mr Saunders said Trangie, Mudgee and Gulgong showgrounds will receive funding to upgrade and improve the safety, use and condition of infrastructure, and support jobs in the local economy. “When COVID-19 hit it forced the postponement or cancellation of agricultural shows and many activities that showgrounds rely on for their income,” Mr Saunders said. “This investment by the NSW Government will provide a boost for our local showgrounds and the communities they serve …

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Cale Oval project to be completed thanks to ClubGrants funding

An outdoor community sports hub near Cale Oval at Narromine can now be completed, after Narromine Shire Council successfully applied for funding through the ClubGrants program. Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said $130,000 has been sourced for the project to complement earlier funding of $309,478 from the Stronger Country Communities Fund, which was announced in March. “The funding we announced back in March was great, but there was a shortfall which meant Narromine Shire Council wouldn’t be able to do everything it had planned,” Mr Saunders said. “The council’s been looking to completely upgrade the facilities at Apex Park …

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