17.1 C
Byron Shire
June 4, 2023

Kyogle and Wiangaree get government help to upgrade facilities

Latest News

Why are white Australians even being asked to vote on the Voice?

The fast-approaching Voice referendum is a complete clusterf**k for all Australians. It stinks of failure at each and every...

Other News

Traffic interruptions around Lismore Base Hospital – Sunday

Some streets will be blocked off and others reduced to one lane on Sunday 4 June around Lismore Base Hospital and Lismore Shopping Square.

Call to recognise value of wetlands and stop developing floodplains

The clearing of the flood prone development site at 60 Tringa Street, Tweed Heads appears to have been completed by developers MAAS Group Holdings who then pulled out from the site on 24 April. 

Byron’s favourite block party

Australian roots legends, The Beautiful Girls, will headline Stone & Wood’s winter block party, Festival of the Stone, when...

Speak Stan

The scribe is human. The scribe holds onto hope, love, and peace. These ingredients are essential for survival and...

Schoolboy’s moral courage

I would like to give a big shout out to the Bangalow Public School boy who showed courage and...

Private partnership sought for bioenergy facility proposal

Byron Council have been forced to explore the possibility of a public private partnership to fund its planned  bioenergy facility in Byron Bay.

Kyogle and Wiangaree received $437,500 as part round two of the Stronger Country Communities Funding. Photo supplied.

Round two community funding projects are being announced across the region with community facilities in Kyogle and Wiangaree receiving $437,500 in funding.

Kyogle Shire Council secured NSW Government funding for seven community projects, which include upgrades to sports grounds, halls, signage and public spaces.

‘Every project which has received funding under this round of the Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) is important in not only attracting visitors but creating facilities which benefit the lives of everyone who lives in those communities,’ member for Lismore Thomas George said.

Mr George congratulated the grant application put forward by Kyogle Council as well as the various committees who work tirelessly to make their communities great places to live.

Grants included:

Kyogle High School : $50,000 for upgrades to their sports ground.

Tourism signage across all villiages and Kyogle: $140,000.

Kyogle rugby league ground: $70,000 for improvements to the grounds including an upgrade to lighting and improvements to the club kitchen.

Kyogle Rifle Range Improvements: $75,000 of shade structures, amenities, and increased accessibility.

Wiangaree Rodeo Ground: $70,000 for improvements to include sealing and improving the internal access road; installing a new electric BBQ, stainless steel benches, outdoor picnic shelters, and seating; and making electrical and building repairs to the existing hall.

Wiangaree Hall Improvements: $50,000 includes an electrical upgrade, new ceiling fans, upgraded and sealed driveway, replacement of boundary fencing, and refurbishment of doors.

Wiangaree Aboody Park: $50,000 will include fencing along the highway, water and sewerage infrastructure for the existing public toilet, shade/trees at the playground, additional seating, and changes to the car park.

The $300 million SCCF is part of the NSW Government’s $1.6 billion regional growth fund that aims to fund local initiatives around the state.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Congratulations to Chris Minns for bringing in the new regulations about so-called VIP rooms in clubs and pubs. It’s only a small step in...

To Mandy 

I love reading Mandy’s Soapbox, she reflects what I’m thinking, and many like me. In the 17 May column titled ‘A crown is just a...

Getting Real About The Voice

Responding to Ian Pratt in an attempt to ‘get real about the Voice’. The proposal does not challenge the historical fact of conquest i.e....

Police compassion

Mandy, you said (Echo, 17 May)]: ‘There’s not many 95-year-olds I wouldn’t be able to overpower if necessary’ and ‘to disarm a 95-year-old with...