LOCAL CROWN RESERVES SECURE OVER $1M FUNDING
NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway today announced more than $1 million in funding for a range of local improvement projects for Crown land reserves and facilities.
Mr Farraway said the funding is being provided by the NSW Government under its Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.
“It’s fantastic to report that $3,268,228 has been secured for regional projects this year under the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund program to maintain and upgrade local reserves as well as community facilities located on them,” Mr Farraway said.
“This funding will see infrastructure upgrades to local community halls, parks, showgrounds, PCYC and sporting clubs, caravan parks, museums, racecourses and more as well as maintenance of Crown reserves through noxious weed and pest control.”
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the NSW Government is providing $51.7 million from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund this year to support 705 maintenance and upgrade projects on Crown reserves across the State.
“This year’s fund has received a $40 million boost to support communities and impacted by bushfires and COVID-19 by funding improvements and supporting jobs for local trades and materials suppliers,” Minister Pavey said.
“Protecting and enhancing Crown land reserves is essential for the well-being of communities and our environment, and to support recreation, tourism, business, and local economies.”
Local projects being funded include:
$876,645 for Broken Hill City Council to relocate the historic mini Penrose Park picnic train to Queen Elizabeth Park at Broken Hill, construct a new playground and barbecue, and upgrade amenities, pathways, the carpark and kiosk.
$71,369 for AFL Broken Hill Ltd to construct a sheltered family area for use by sporting groups at Jubilee Oval in Broken Hill.
$65,080 to install kitchen cabinets, benches, flooring, fixtures and fittings plus new appliances at Broken Hill PCYC.
$37,348 for Tibooburra Aerodrome for maintenance, safety inspections, installation of a new storage shed, a new windsock, solar light replacement and battery replacement.
$29,846 to restore internal walls at the Sulphide Street Station Railway and Historical Museum at Broken Hill.
$8,540 for Broken Hill Historical Society Incorporated to upgrade wiring, lighting and electrical outputs at the Silverton Gaol Museum.