Michael Johnsen MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Resources and Member for Upper Hunter, today announced that the Upper Hunter Electorate will soon benefit from 21 new projects that will deliver local infrastructure improvements and help the community thrive, thanks to the NSW Government’s $50 million Resources for Regions round seven.
Mr Johnsen announced $10.3 million for 21 projects across four local government areas in the Upper Hunter electorate, and $15.7 million for 35 projects in total across the Hunter and Upper Hunter regions.
The funded projects are:
|Liverpool Plains Shire||Waste Strategy Implementation||$1,503,812|
|Muswellbrook Shire||Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre||$2,850,318|
|Muswellbrook Shire||Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter STEM Makerspace||$600,000|
|Muswellbrook Shire||Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter STEM School and Innovation||$300,000|
|Singleton||Singleton Rugby Club Grandstand – STAGE 2||$500,000|
|Singleton||Singleton Showground New Multi Purpose Performance Shed||$250,000|
|Singleton||Singleton Neighbourhood Centre||$150,000|
|Singleton||Defence Family and Veteran Employment Pathways Program||$150,000|
|Singleton||Singleton Golf Club||$285,000|
|Singleton||Wonnarua Healing Centre||$299,000|
|Singleton||Singleton Worker Pathways Program||$300,000|
|Singleton||Guide to Navigating Mental Health Services||$150,000|
|Singleton||Hamiltons Crossing Road Causeway||$600,000|
|Singleton||People and Place – Singleton’s Identity Program||$300,000|
|Singleton||Building Better Businesses||$250,000|
|Singleton||Sports Fields Flood Light Improvements||$477,283|
|Singleton||Howe Park Surface Renovations||$250,000|
|Singleton||Broke Village Shared Footpath||$560,000|
|Singleton||Community Hub Business Case||$50,000|
|Upper Hunter Shire||White Park Power Upgrade||$742,948|
|Upper Hunter Shire||Cassilis Village Revitalisation||$250,000|
|Upper Hunter Shire||Murrurundi Art Gallery & Indigenous Centre (MAGIC)||$50,000|
|Cessnock||Cessnock Pool Splashpad Stage 2||$420,300|
|Cessnock||Kurri Kurri CBD Park Beautification Project||$482,198|
|Cessnock||Cessnock Disadvantaged Youth Driver Training Program||$100,000|
|Cessnock||Cessnock City Cultural Hub||$309,700|
|Lake Macquarie||Rathmines Youth Hub||$472,111|
|Lake Macquarie||Biraban Local Aboriginal Land Council Business Case||$50,000|
|Lake Macquarie||Fishburn Fields Floodlight Upgrade||$415,779|
|Lake Macquarie||Alkrington Avenue Park Redevelopment||$263,635|
|Maitland||Morpeth to Walka Water Works Shared Pathwa||$886,213|
|Maitland||Community Program – Environmental Spaces||$300,000|
|Maitland||Maitland Gaol Development Plan||$50,000|
|Newcastle||Blackbutt Village Orchardtown||$591,677|
|Newcastle||Wallsend Active Hub Federal Park Wallsend||$500,000|
“This funding is great news for our local councils and organisations in the Upper Hunter electorate, and the wider Hunter region, and it will go far to support local infrastructure projects from health, water, roads, education and tourism,” Mr Johnsen said.
“I know from our local councils and communities that the funding from Resources for Regions program is greatly appreciated.
“This important program, which was created by the Nationals in Government, is an example of what is available to all communities in local government areas outside the Sydney metropolitan area that are related to mining.
“These important local projects are just some of the examples being funded by Resources for Regions round seven, taking the total number of projects supported by the program across regional NSW to 149 since 2012.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the revised Resources for Regions program will generate job opportunities, stimulate economic growth, deliver lifestyle improvements and boost wellbeing in mining towns.
“Mining communities and organisations told us how Resources for Regions could be improved and I took action. Now the revised program is funding a broader range of projects and delivering guaranteed and fairer shares of funding,” Mr Barilaro said.
“These 84 projects will make a real difference to mining communities and there is even more to come, with confirmation in the recent NSW Budget that $75 million will be available for new projects through Resources for Regions round eight in 2021.
“I thank both the Hunter region and the Upper Hunter region councils for putting forward these strong projects on behalf of their community and look forward to seeing the benefits that it will deliver.”
Resources for Regions round seven is part of the $2 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure for regional communities.
For further information, go to www.nsw.gov.au/resourcesforeregions.
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