Official Media Release

$1.6 Million for Dungog From State Government

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today joined with Tracy Norman, Mayor of Dungog Shire Council to announce $1,687,587 in funding to breathe new life into community and local sporting facilities in the Dungog Shire through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Mr Johnsen said Dungog and Clarence Town both secured NSW Government funding for 5 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 $1,687,587 to our Dungog Shire for these important and much-loved community and sporting facilities.

Five projects in the Dungog Shire were successful for full funding which include:

Project Title Grant Value
Dungog Showground Arena Lighting $54,560
Dungog District Netball Courts $254,485
Bennett Park Sporting Precinct Accessible Amenities $254,885
Clarence Town Reserve Sporting Facility Stage 1 $952,907
Clarence Town Reserve Sporting Lighting $170,750

Mr Johnsen said the roll out of the second round of projects takes Stronger Country Communities funding to $300 million.

“I congratulate our Dungog and Clarence Town communities 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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