Narromine Shire residents can look forward to a bright future for their region, with the council receiving more than $2.3 million through the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders today announced Narromine Shire Council has received more than $1.5 million to re-sheet sections of five key gravel roads – Newhaven, Farrendale, Belmont, Pineview and Backwater – as well funding to help plan for the region’s growth.
“This gravel re-sheeting project will increase road accessibility, productivity, safety and connectivity of these five local roads, and is part of council’s broader Road Re-sheeting Priority Project,” Mr Saunders said.
“There’s also $100,000 to conduct a site suitability assessment for the Narromine Freight Exchange and Industrial Hub – including the drafting of a master plan – which will help the region really capitalise on opportunities presented by Inland Rail.
“The NSW Government is committed to supporting regional mining towns like Narromine, and I am grateful to Narromine Shire Council for putting forward these projects which will support the ongoing prosperity of the local community.”
The funding also includes:
- $400,000 to upgrade and improve water flow and pressure to the Narromine water reticulation system from the Duffy Street Reservoir site;
- $200,000 for a targeted sport and recreation program designed to stimulate activity, participation and engagement of young people and seniors in the Narromine LGA, and;
- $50,000 for a noise abatement study on Manildra/Culling Street
General manager Jane Redden said the council is contributing $100,000 towards the reticulation boosting system upgrade, which will provide opportunities for future growth of affordable residential housing in Narromine. Council is also providing $20,000 for the sport and recreation program.
“We hope to engage and promote participation particularly with our youth and seniors that reside in the region in areas such as health and fitness, sports and skills development and cultural awareness programs,” Ms Redden said.
“Engagement and participation has never been more important, as we emerge from the past 2 years of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 health pandemic.
“Council will also undertake a noise abatement study to determine the most appropriate treatments and solutions for noise experienced by residents that are impacted by heavy traffic routes that traverse through the residential area of Narromine CBD. This is especially important as increased heavy traffic is growing.”