Friday, February 23, 2024

Cabonne wins funding windfall

Cabonne Council has won significant funding for a range of community infrastructure projects, a curatorial study, a business case, and roads repair program.

Mayor, Kevin Beatty said Council staff and community groups had worked hard to secure the latest round of grants that will boost the wellbeing of the local communities by providing new and upgraded public spaces, community facilities, and forward planning for flood strategy and sustainable energy production.  

“Cabonne Council is working with our communities to ensure that Council does its part in providing facilities and services that enable the community to want to live, work, play and stay in their towns and villages,” Mayor Beatty said.

The Council secured $982,595 for three of its ‘Activating Cabonne’ projects – Activating the Cargo Village Green, Activating Montana Park in Manildra, and Activating the Yeoval Recreation Precinct – under the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, Round 5.

It will also receive close to $4.5 million for three projects – Activation of Cabonne Swimming Pools, Battery Energy Storage System for Cabonne, and Curatorial Study of the Age of Fishes Museum, Canowindra – from the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program, Round 9.

A further $143,750 under the Regional NSW – Business Case and Strategy Development Fund will go toward the Molong Flood-Free Settlement Strategy.

Close to $1 million in funding from the Get NSW Active Transport will go toward new footpaths across the Cabonne LGA.

The Council has also received an allocation of $4.2 million as part of the NSW Regional and Local Roads Repair Program

The eligible works under this program are maintenance related in an attempt to supplement the increasing costs of damage sustained to regional and local roads over the past two years. Officers are currently developing the works program to deliver on the funding allocation, Council said in a statement.

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