New projects that will facilitate the flow of money through local economies, generate jobs and support local businesses will soon start rolling out across Cabonne Council with the NSW Government last week confirming $900,000 in funding to be allocated to three local projects.
NSW Nationals Upper House MP, Sam Farraway, said funding from the $170 million Drought Stimulus Package will allow Cabonne Council to move forward with projects that will generate work for local trades and suppliers and deliver other broader benefits to the community.
$704,000 will go towards upgrading 8 community halls (repairs, painting, installation of kitchen items) across the region including Yeoval Memorial Hall, Cargo Community Centre, Mullion Creek Reserve Hall, Nashdale-Lidster Hall, Cumnock Community Centre, Soldier’s Memorial Hall, Manildra, Cudal Community Hall, Moorbel Hall, Canowindra.
Cargo Oval will become a more sustainable site and a better surface to play and train on thanks to a $126,000 boost to install more efficient watering systems, which can be easily controlled and additional parameter seating, allowing spectators to get closer to the on-field action.
$70,000 will go towards, well-being work- shops, which will enable community members to take their minds off the ongoing struggles being experienced through promotion of strategies for self-care through adversity.
“Cabonne Council has put forward these projects because they will support communities across the region and help boost opportunities into the future,” Mr Farraway said.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the NSW Government has worked side-by-side with local councils to ensure that funding is allocated to projects that will benefit the community, support jobs and stimulate the local economy.
“We are funding big projects to help towns move towards recovery, measures that relieve financial stress for farmers and water infrastructure to boost drought resilience, but it is just as important to support local businesses and communities,” Mr Barilaro said.