NSW Government grant to create Narromine jobs and homes

A significant project is on the way for Narromine that will support the changing face of the Orana community and provide local homes and jobs, thanks to funding announced today by the NSW Government.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said $1 million from the NSW Government’s $170 million Drought Stimulus Package will help to pay for essential infrastructure required to establish an over-55s retirement village.

Mr Saunders said the funding will deliver vital utilities to enable 45 low-care properties that will be operated by aged care provider Timbrebongie House.

“Narromine’s population is growing and changing, and this project is about planning for the future so that we can be sure older residents have access to quality housing and accommodation options,” Mr Saunders said.

“This project will create a swag of job opportunities for locals, across multiple stages, from when tradies put on boots to build these homes, to the moment carers, chefs and cleaners move in to provide their services.

“Importantly, the residents of this facility will also be able to enjoy the care and quality of life they deserve.”

Work on the vital connections for the project is expected to commence in 2020 with up to an additional $4.2 million in co-contributions provided by Narromine Shire Council and the Timbrebongie House Committee.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the project is one of several to receive a share of a further $41.7 million recently committed from the NSW Government’s $170 million Drought Stimulus Package.

“This funding will keep people in work, put dollars into pay packets that will then be spent at local businesses to keep money flowing through towns,” Mr Barilaro said.

Narromine Shire Council Mayor Craig Davies welcomed news of the funding.

“Funding will enable this important project to commence and deliver a critical economic boost in these dry times,” Cr Davies said. More than $1.8 billion has been made available through the NSW Government’s Emergency Drought Relief Package, while regional water security is a focus of the $1 billion Safe and Secure Water program and the $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund.

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