Official Media Release

Johnsen announces Muswellbrook and Denman to receive $824,313 for community projects

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today announced $824,313 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund for community organisations in Muswellbrook and Denman.

Mr Johnsen said that the organisations in Muswellbrook and Denman, which include the Council, secured NSW Government funding for their civic and community projects which will see residents and young people in Muswellbrook benefit.

“The Stronger Country Communities Fund has over the years already delivered much needed infrastructure for our Upper Hunter Electorate and this funding is available for youth and community projects is great news,” Mr Johnsen said.

“The Nationals in Government are maintaining their commitment to rural and regional New South Wales by ensuring the community organisations receive the funding they need.”

The funding projects in Muswellbrook include:

Muswellbrook Shire Council Installation of intelligent lighting at Olympic Park  $124,313.00
Upper Hunter Youth Services Inc Muswellbrook Youth Venue  $500,000.00
Muswellbrook Shire Council Denman Memorial Park Playground Embellishments  $200,000.00

Mr Johnsen continued, noting that $100 million was being distributed across regional NSW, with regional communities set to benefit from more than 550 new projects.

To date, rounds one and two of the program have funded more than 1,000 projects.

“Residents across regional NSW are seeing the benefits of rounds one and two of the Fund, with projects making a big difference to everyday life, from new playgrounds loved by kids to light towers illuminating sporting fields,” Mr Johnsen said.

“We are funding grassroots projects that make a real difference to each community, and we know how important it is to support our regional towns with new infrastructure and programs,” Mr Johnsen concluded.

The $400 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.7 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is being invested in local programs and infrastructure that improve the lives of people living in regional NSW.

For more information, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.