The world is a strange place at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so it was wonderful to be able to share some good news during the week.
Over the past seven days I have started making announcements in relation to successful applications made through the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) and Community Building Partnerships (CBP) program.
This included $28,455 from the SCCF for Dubbo Triathlon Club to help with the cost of constructing safe steps with handrails to the Macquarie River, which will allow for shorter distance triathlon events for beginners and children.
Mudgee Historical Society received $20,000 from the CBP program for the construction of an accessible toilet at the museum, while in Wellington the local PCYC received $19,084 to cover the cost of essential repairs to the roof in an effort to stop leaks.
The CBP program also provided a much-needed boost to the P & C groups at Trangie Central School and Mumbil Public School.
At Trangie $12,606 was provided so work can be done to replace two bubbler systems with filtered drinking fountains.
This will provide a safe water supply for primary students at the school, which is vitally important.
At Mumbil $60,000 was granted for the levelling of the school oval and the laying of a synthetic turf surface.
In Wellington, St Mary’s Catholic School has received $105,325 from the SCCF which will allow students to embark on short-film projects that will tell the tale of how the town became what it is today.
Mid-Western Regional Council has also benefited from the SCCF program thanks to $122,052 worth of funding to construct an amenities block at Billy Dunn Oval which will include designated womens change rooms.
Over the next few weeks, more announcements will be made in relation to more successful applications through these programs.
In relation to COVID-19 I would like to thank our communities for the work being done to try and minimise its impact in our part of the world.
The statistics and trends are currently in our favour, however it is vital we remain vigilant and work together to beat the virus.
With Easter coming up this weekend, I would like to remind people it’s not the time to invite people to visit, or to go and visit others. I know that is difficult however it is what needs to be done if we are to keep ourselves as safe as possible.
Anyone seeking further information on the current regulations, or support that is on offer, is encouraged to visit www.nsw.gov.au and access the designated COVID-19 page or call Service NSW on 13 77 88.
Until next week,