Member for Lismore Thomas George today announced Tweed Shire Council has received $594,606 in funding to breathe life into local community projects as part of the NSW Government’s $200 million Stronger Country Communities fund.

Mr George said the NSW Government’s significant investment in Murwillumbah will provide residents with improved facilities the whole region can enjoy.

“This is fantastic news for Murwillumbah and surrounding communities,” Mr George said.

“Locals have been calling out for upgrades to facilities and I’m pleased 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 George said.

Each of the following projects will be funded $198,202 -

The Stronger Country Communities fund is one of the six funds that make up the NSW Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is designed to improve economic growth and productivity through investment in regional communities.

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,” Mr George said.

Applications for Round Two of funding will open 12 March 2018 and further details can be found at

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.