• Hannah Phillips

Federation Council Gets $1 Million Boost

Over $1 million for three Federation Council projects has been announced by Member for Albury, Greg Aplin, as part of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities fund.

“These three projects are just the start of Regional Growth funding to flow into the electorate to provide amenities and infrastructure for our communities,” Mr Aplin said.

$100,000 will go towards supporting the Council’s $109,000 project to provide a ‘limited mobility’ cabin accommodation at the Urana Caravan Park, within the Victoria Park and Urana Aquatic Centre Precinct.

$596,672 has been allocated for toilet block replacement and improvements to support the Council’s works at three key community spaces.

This includes one at Bangerang Park in Corowa (including disabled access and baby change facilities), which will support the new Playground at Bangerang Park.

Another will be upgraded at Purtle Park in Mulwala (including disabled access and baby change facilities), being an essential component of the new all abilities playground in Mulwala.

Lowe Square in Howlong will also see toilet block upgrades, including disabled access and baby change facilities, to support the new Playground which has just been completed and Skatepark development which is underway.

$371,041 has also been allocated for the Corowa Cycleway extension project, to support the Council’s replacement of existing dual use pathway and extension of the pathway through the Corowa Common.

Mr Aplin said the NSW Government’s continued investment in this electorate will provide residents with improved facilities the whole region can enjoy.

“This is fantastic news for the Federation Council area and there is more to come, with this being only the first round,” Mr Aplin said.

“Our community has been calling out for upgrades to local facilities and I’m thrilled these can now be carried out.

“Stronger Country Communities funding is an investment in local infrastructure to improve the lives of residents and enhance the attractiveness of our region – this funding will help us do exactly that,” Mr Aplin said.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the Stronger Country Communities Fund targets smaller-sized projects that nevertheless have the capacity to make a big difference to the lives of country people.

“The NSW Government is committed to supporting the people of regional NSW, by investing in the facilities, parks, halls and playgrounds they need, want and deserve,” he said.

Applications for Round Two of funding are now open, and further details can be found at: nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.

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