Applications are soon opening for Round Nine of the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program, to pave the way for new projects that will improve amenities and infrastructure in Mid-Western Regional and Narromine Shire Local Government Areas (LGAs).
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the $140 million Round Nine will deliver projects that improve local facilities for mining communities, while creating new jobs and providing work for local tradespeople and suppliers.
“This is great news for the Mid-Western and Narromine LGAs, and I am thrilled that the NSW Government is able to show an ongoing commitment to delivering projects that benefit our community and improve our way of life,” Mr Saunders said.
“We’ve seen the benefits provided by previous Resources for Regions projects, including funding for Mudgee’s Glen Willow Complex, and the Narromine Water Reticulation System upgrade, so I’m pleased that there are even more projects on the way.
“We know that the mining industry can sometimes put extra pressure on local infrastructure in regional towns and the Resources for Regions program is about giving back to these mining communities that contribute so much to the NSW economy.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said Round Nine will also include an expanded level of support for communities where gas exploration occurs.
“I’m thrilled to announce this funding towards Round Nine of the program, which will see continued support delivered to communities, and reaffirming the NSW Government’s commitment to our mining communities,” Mr Toole said.
“It’s important that the NSW Government continues to support our regional mining towns that supply our State with the resources we need, and the Resources for Regions program is proof of the NSW Government’s commitment to the future of our regions.”
Resources for Regions Round Nine is part of the $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure for regional communities.
Applications for Resources for Regions Round Nine open on 12 August 2022 and close 30 September 2022. For further information about Resources for Regions Round Nine, including program guidelines and eligibility criteria, go to: www.nsw.gov.au/resourcesforeregions