Six projects put forward for Stronger Country Communities Fund

Round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund is now open and Cessnock City Council has put forward six projects for consideration.

Round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund is now open and Cessnock City Council has put forward six projects for consideration.

The aim of the fund is to deliver crucial local infrastructure to improve the quality of life of people living in regional NSW and following unprecedented demand for projects in round one, the funding has been doubled to $200 million for round two.

Locally, Council endorsed the submission of six applications for key projects including:

  • Baddeley Park Regional Sporting Complex Floodlight Upgrade
  • Regional Playground at Bridges Hill Park
  • Sporting Amenities at Birralee Park to replace the 30-year-old junior facilities
  • A brand new Splashpad for Cessnock Pool including slides, fountains, shade and equipment
  • Branxton Town Centre Masterplan Public Domain Works
  • Community Halls Toilet Upgrade Program  

As part of the State Government’s assessment process, members of our community will be chosen at random and asked about their preference for each proposed project, so be prepared to take this important call.  

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said following Council’s success in round one, there is a high chance many of these fantastic community projects will go ahead.

“Just this week it was announced that we were successful in receiving just over $1.3 million from round one of the Fund which will lead to great improvements across the region.”

“Our success in winning grants comes down to having good plans in place and submitting strong applications and we can thank the dedicated Council staff for this.”

Applications for round two of the Stronger Country Communities Fund close on Friday 4 May and the announcement of successful projects is expected in August 2018.

For more information, visit www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.

 4/6/2018