Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today joined with a representative of Muswellbrook Council to announce $1,514,792 in funding to breathe new life into community and local sporting facilities in the Muswellbrook Shire through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Mr Johnsen said Muswellbrook secured NSW Government funding for 6 projects, which include upgrades to playgrounds, sporting, and community facilities.
“This is a great win for our local community, and I know many families and sporting associations, young and old, will make the most of these facility upgrades when they are eventually completed,” Mr Johnsen said.
“This means the Nationals in Government are delivering a total of $1,514,792 to our Muswellbrook Shire for these important and much-loved community and sporting facilities.
Five projects in the Muswellbrook Shire were successful for full funding which include:
|Project Title||Grant Value|
|Highbrook Park Softfall Replacement||$130,000|
|Denman Recreation Area Additional Field Drainage||$100,000|
|Learn to Swim and Therapy Pool||$900,000|
|Karoola Park Regional Netball Courts||$184,000|
|Highbrook Park Spectator Area Improvement||$130,000|
The below project has been successful for part-funding:
|Project Title||Grant Offer|
|Weeraman Oval Amenities Upgrade||$70,792|
Mr Johnsen said the roll out of the second round of projects takes Stronger Country Communities funding to $300 million.
“I congratulate our Muswellbrook community on this win and look forward to seeing the improvements in our local sports and community facility that will make our town an even more attractive place to work and raise a family,” Mr Johnsen said.
“The $300 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the Nationals in Government’s $1.6 billion Regional Growth Fund that is employing our local tradies, putting our local suppliers to work and providing the right environment to operate regional businesses,” Mr Johnsen concluded.
For more information, please visit: www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities