Residents in the Wingecarribee Shire will be able to enjoy improved community infrastructure thanks to funding for multiple projects from the NSW Government, announced today by Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman.
Mrs Tuckerman said the NSW Government's significant $550,140 investment will assist construction and completion of three community infrastructure projects in the Goulburn area.
The Robertson Shed Inc. are the recipients of $62,140 for a building refurbishment of the CTC@Robertson facility.
"This funding will ensure that CTC@Robertson can continue as a comfortable, attractive, safe and serviceable community hub. It will include a new kitchen, internal and external painting, a lighting upgrade and the construction of a storeroom. "
In addition, Robertson Men's and Women's shed has been funded to the value of $291,000.
"This will allow for construction of a new shed to use as a community facility to be used on separate days by each organisation to ensure that both organisations have their independence, the organization also hopes to use the facility for youth workshops in woodworking and metalworking, as well as other activities for community.
Finally, the Bundanoon Public School community are the beneficiaries of $197,000 for a Community Basketball and Netball Court.
"This will fund a multipurpose court at Bundanoon Public School which will be able to be accessed by the whole village." Mrs Tuckerman said.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said $100 million was being distributed across regional NSW, with over $50 million to fund infrastructure and programs designed to directly benefit regional youth. 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."
Minister for Regional Youth, Bronnie Taylor, said round 3 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund is putting young people front and centre, boosting job skills, providing the activities and infrastructure that make regional communities better places to live and work.
"This round of the Fund is supporting young people and giving them the opportunity to be the best versions of themselves, while also supporting infrastructure and programs in the town they love," Mrs Taylor said.
"The strength of regional communities is dependent on young people having the opportunity to thrive, while remaining at home in regional NSW.
"We are following through with our election commitment to spend $50 million of the Fund on regional youth, and it will be exciting to see the benefit this has for our young people."
The $400 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government's $1.7 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is being invested in local programs and infrastructure that improve the lives of people living in regional NSW.
For more information, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.