Funding boost for infrastructure projects

The Wellington and Mudgee communities will benefit from $230,000 in funding to support projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program, Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said today.

Mr Saunders said the funding will help Wellington Golf Club and Mid-Western Regional Council deliver tangible, long-term benefits to their local communities.

A total of $191,000 has been given to Wellington Golf Club to upgrade its irrigation pumping station, while a specialist ambulance waiting bay will be developed at Mudgee Airport using $39,500 in funding

“The project to refurbish Wellington Golf Club’s irrigating pump system will provide a more reliable watering system for all weather conditions. The new system will provide more economical management of water for the greens and fairways and provide a better playing surface for players,” Mr Saunders said.

“The funding at Mudgee will contribute to Mid-Western Regional Council’s transformation of a Mudgee Airport hangar into a dedicated ambulance waiting bay which will allow road ambulances to transfer patients to and from air ambulances with more privacy, increasing the comfort and standard of care for patients and their families.

Thirty-two community organisations in NSW have been awarded a total of $4 million, to fund local projects that build or upgrade facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and essential community infrastructure.

Mr Saunders said the Infrastructure Grants program funds important projects across the state and the NSW Government is proud to support community organisations that work tirelessly to create resilient, healthy and connected communities.

“The projects they’re delivering will boost participation in sport, recreation and arts, social inclusion and disaster resilience – making a real difference in people’s lives across NSW,” he said. Since 2013, the NSW Government has funded over 350 community projects worth $82 million under the Infrastructure Grants program.

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