At its Ordinary Meeting on 25th August 2020, Cabonne Council agreed to apply for funding under Round 7 of the Resources for Regions Program to fund the construction of a new amenities block and spectator seating at Tom Clyburn Oval in Canowindra.
The Resources for Regions program aims to support the ongoing prosperity of mining communities in regional NSW by providing economic opportunities, improved amenity and positive social outcomes.
A strategic review of the program has been undertaken and, in consultation with key stakeholders, a new set of funding criteria has been developed.
The Resources for Regions program acknowledges the significant benefits mining delivers to the NSW economy as well as the unique and diverse needs that arise in mining communities. The program will fund infrastructure projects and community programs that help address these unique and diverse needs.
$50 million is available in this funding round and will be allocated across the identified eligible Local Government Areas (LGAs), of which Cabonne is one. Prescribed allocations of funding are assigned to eligible LGAs to ensure the program is weighted towards supporting the most mining-affected communities in NSW.