Kyogle and Wiangaree get government help to upgrade facilities

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.

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