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State government agencies and non-government organisations are encouraged to make submissions for eligible community infrastructure projects, in partnership with local councils to deliver crucial local infrastructure to improve quality of life.

State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr, MP, has advised that there has been a commitment from the NSW Government of $200 million over the next two years to support local infrastructure projects such as upgrades to community facilities and playgrounds through the Stronger Country Communities Fund.

The fund will support projects that involve:

  • building new community facilities (such as parks, playgrounds, walking and cycle pathways).
  • refurbishing existing local facilities (such as community centres and libraries).
  • enhancing local parks and the supporting facilities (such as kitchens and toilet blocks).

Local councils must consult with their communities to identify project proposals that meet community needs and aspirations, with priority being given to projects that provide local jobs and support local businesses.

Tranche C applications, which includes Cessnock and Lake Macquarie Councils, opened yesterday (Wednesday 20 September) and will close at 5pm AEST on Wednesday 18 October, 2017.

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