Member for Lismore Thomas George today announced $992,168 in funding to breathe new life into community and local sporting facilities in the towns and villages of Kyogle Council area, through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Kyogle Shire Council secured NSW Government funding for eighteen community projects, which include upgrades to community halls, showground and sports facilities across Bonalbo, Mallanganee, Mummulgum, Old Bonalbo, Tabulam, Wiangaree and Woodenbong.

Mr George congratulated the grant application put forward by Kyogle Council as well as the various committees who work tirelessly to make their communities great places to live.

“While it is a priority of the Nationals to encourage more people to relocate, work and live in regional areas, we also want to make sure those who are already here have access to the best facilities possible.

“Every project which has received funding under this round of the SCCF is important in not only attracting visitors but creating facilities which benefit the lives of everyone who lives in those communities,” Mr George said.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the roll out of the second round of projects takes Stronger Country Communities funding to $300 million.

“I congratulate Kyogle Council and look forward to the local sports and community facility improvements that will make the region an even more attractive place to work and raise a family,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The $300 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.6 billion Regional Growth Fund that is employing local tradies, putting local suppliers to work and providing the right environment to operate regional businesses,” he said.

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

PHOTO: Austin Curtin - Nationals Candidate for Lismore, Eric Taylor – Woodenbong Hall Committee, Christine Reid, Thomas George – Member for Lismore, Lyn Parker – Woodenbong Show Society, Carey Andrews – Woodenbong Progress Association, Graeme Reid

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: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.