Parkes Shire Council secured more than $1.7 million of funding to breathe new life into community and local sporting facilities. The announcement was made by Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW Rick Colless in Tullamore last Friday as part of round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
A total of $1,755,714 will be granted for projects across Parkes Shire Council and will go to new amenities for Trundle Showground ($200,000), Cheney Oval amenities refurbishment ($200,000), extension to Tullamore GP suite ($400,000), Pola Park rehabilitation ($230,000), Peak Hill main street rejuvenation ($180,000) and Cheney oval rehabilitation ($545,714).
“This program is about bringing communities together, strengthening and supporting our social connections, and
creating vibrant rural and regional communities for the future,” said Rick Colless.
Mayor of Parkes Shire Council Ken Keith said: “We are very grateful for the current grant, helping to improve the lives of local residents and enhance the attractiveness of regional areas to live and work.”
“These projects were identified by our residents as priorities during community consultation workshops held throughout the Parkes Shire last year.”