Official Media Release

$1.5 Million for Muswellbrook from State Government

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.

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