The Mid-Western local government area will soon benefit from seven projects that will deliver local infrastructure improvements and help the communities thrive, thanks to the NSW Government’s $50 million Resources for Regions round seven.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders announced $2.6 million worth of funding for Mid-Western Regional Council that will facilitate the following projects:
- $808,069 for Stage 1 of LED street light replacement in Mudgee and Gulgong
- $500,000 for amenity upgrades to Cudgegong Waters Park
- $500,000 for carpark extensions at Glen Willow Sporting Complex
- $250,000 for Mid-Western Regional Playground shading program
- $250,000 for fitout of a new Mudgee Showground grandstand
- $250,000 for construction of a hangar and studio apartment at Mudgee Airport
- $50,000 for a business case for an indoor pool at Mudgee
“These projects have been identified by the council as being of benefit to the region and it is terrific that have all received funding,” Mr Saunders said.
“The aim of the Resources For Regions program is to provide significant support for communities that are impacted by mining, and make them better places to live.”
Mid-Western Regional Council Mayor Des Kennedy welcomed the financial assistance.
“It is fantastic to receive funding for seven important community projects valued at more than $2.6 million,” Mr Kennedy said.
“This funding means council can roll out its Playground Shading Program, installing shade sails at more than 10 playgrounds and parks for the sun projection of children and families. It’s also great to see $808,069 committed to stage one of council’s LED Street Lighting program to replaced street lighting in Mudgee and Gulgong.
“This upgrade will see a significant reduction of energy and maintenance costs, reduced carbon emissions and safety improvements.
“I’d like to thanks the NSW Government for recognising the importance of these community projects.”