Official Media Release

$499 K for Quirindi from State Government


Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today joined with representatives of Liverpool Plains Shire Council to announce nearly half a million dollars in funding to breathe new life into community and local sporting facilities in the Shire through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Mr Johnsen said Liverpool Plains Shire Council secured NSW Government funding for 4 projects, which include upgrades to playgrounds, sporting, and community facilities.

“This is a great win for our local Quirindi 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 $499,655 to our Liverpool Plains Shire for these important and much-loved community and sporting facilities.

The four projects in the Liverpool Plains Shire were successful for full funding are:

Project Title Grant Value  
Quirindi Heritage Village Trainworld Room and Shelter Shed $97,776
Quirindi Showground Arena Amenities $221,940
Royal Theatre Kitchen $101,970
Spring Ridge Oval Fence $77,969


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

“I congratulate our Quirindi community and Council 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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