The $1 million funding received in April last year has been used for ten projects in the Parkes Shire to support communities, local businesses and farmers.
The funding came from the Federal Gov-ernment as part of their Drought Communities Program.
Parkes Shire Council advised Federal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack of the completion of the projects when he was in town on Monday.
Michael said the $1 million investment had employed local tradespeople, apprentices, specialist tradies and general helpers, and provided a vital economic stimulus during the tough times of drought.
The construction projects were identified through strategic planning, drought forum meetings and direct contact with local representatives from each township.
The projects included a drought response officer position, Parkes Library refurbishment, Bogan Gate Hall maintenance, Cookamidgera Hall upgrades, Pola Park amenities in Tullamore, portable stage for the Cooke Park Pavilion, Berryman Oval in Trundle changerooms upgrade, shade shelters at Memorial Park in Peak Hill, bollards in Cooke Park for markets and events and the completion of the local Adverse Event Plan for the shire.