Two of Narromine’s major community facilities will be expanded after Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders announced more than $500,000 of funding for the projects.
Mr Saunders joined with staff from Narromine Shire Council at Cale Oval to announce the successful applications through the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund program.
A total of $309,478 has been allocated to the Cale Oval precinct to start upgrading the facilities, including a multipurpose court, outdoor exercise station, concrete path connections, a new netball club amenities building and outdoor furniture.
“It is hoped this new precinct will create a place for all youth and families to enjoy,” Mr Saunders said.
“This funding will allow the complex to expand from its current usage, largely centred around football codes, and cater for a larger cross section of the Narromine community.
The other successful project announced on Thursday centred around $250,000 for an upgrade to Dundas Park’s playground to include accessible and engaging options for families.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said $100 million was being distributed across regional NSW, with regional communities set to benefit from over 550 new projects.
To date, rounds one and two of the program have funded more than 1,000 projects.
“Locals across regional NSW are seeing the benefits of rounds one and two of the Fund, with projects making a big difference to everyday life, from new playgrounds loved by kids to light towers illuminating sporting fields,” Mr Barilaro said. “We are funding grassroots projects that make a real difference to each community, and we know how important it is to support our regional towns with new infrastructure and programs.”
Mr Saunders also used the trip to the western edge of the electorate to announce Narromine Shire Council had been successful in securing $250,000 through the Stronger Country Communities Fund to beautify playground precincts in Trangie and Tomingley.
“Communities in our electorate have been doing it tough through the drought, so it is important that we support them by providing the infrastructure that is needed to keep them thriving,” Mr Saunders said.
“Playground facilities are important for all towns, but particularly those along major highways where the regular use by local residents is complemented by passing motorists who may be encouraged to stop, rest and spend a bit of time in the town.
“These projects at Trangie and Tomingley will be wonderful examples of that, and I am proud that the NSW Government is making these towns better places to live and visit.”