I am so proud of the way the Upper Hunter Electorate community has followed the health advice and played their part to flatten the curve to such a point where we can now re-introduce kids’ sports and open gyms.
The Murrurundi Hospital Redevelopment is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $304 million Multipurpose Service program for facilities across rural and remote NSW.
In Upper Hunter, our Scone store is set to close in early to mid 2021 and this is a real kick in the face to a dedicated and supportive community. This is something that will sadly be repeated across country NSW.
These grants, which total $86,240 for our Upper Hunter electorate, will provide essential funds to help our local organisations increase participation as we slowly ease restrictions and will benefit our community in the long run.
Work to improve pedestrian safety by installing traffic lights at the New England Highway and Lorne Street intersection in Muswellbrook will start next week.
The NSW Government is accelerating tender and planning approval processes and is committed to prioritising our Upper Hunter Electorate companies and suppliers where possible.
Whether it’s school education or extra-curricular activities, we want our kids to be able to maximise every opportunity. Creative Kids has been incredibly popular, and these changes will help to ensure that continues.
This funding injection will allow our local councils to redirect funds to critical core services and deliver financial support for the local community.
Funding for EAPA was part of almost $100 million recently allocated to help our most vulnerable, including $34 million to prevent
homelessness, $10 million to support charity programs and $6 million for Lifeline’s operations in NSW.
$300,000 is available for projects in each NSW electorate, including Upper Hunter, for local councils and not-for-profit groups to apply for the funds they need to deliver projects with social, environmental and recreational outcomes.