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Moree Airport gets $500,000 from National Stronger Regions Fund

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GREAT NEWS FOR SOME OF OUR DESERVING WESTERN COMMUNITIES

Four towns in Western New South Wales are set to receive a share in over $13.5 million of Commonwealth Government funding through the latest round of the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF).
Successful projects in Bourke, Dunedoo, Moree and Nyngan will boost local jobs and improve community infrastructure for each of these towns and surrounding areas.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss and Assistant Minister, Michael McCormack today announced $293 million for projects that were successful under Round Two of the programme, with 111 projects across Australia selected for funding.12031998_10153398701102572_8215540848971050115_n

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said submissions to Round Two were very competitive with a very high standard of applications.

“This shows that applicants have thought seriously about how well their project addresses the objectives of the Fund,” Mr Coulton said.

The successful projects for Mr Coulton’s electorate of Parkes are:

Project location
Project title
Funding Approved
(GST Exclusive)
Bourke
Bourke Small Stock Abattoir development project
$10,000,000
Dunedoo
Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community
$2,450,000
Moree
Moree Regional Airport infrastructure upgrades
$500,000
Nyngan
Construct Bogan Shire Medical Centre
$611,432

Mr Coulton said he is very pleased that the Coalition Government is supporting investment in a diverse range of infrastructure nationwide, including transport infrastructure and healthcare facilities.

“Projects submitted under the NSRF are identified as priority infrastructure projects by local communities and the fund particularly encourages communities to form partnerships between not-for-profit organisations, local, state and territory governments as well as the private sector,” he said.

The National Stronger Regions Fund is delivering $1 billion over five years to promote economic growth and address disadvantage in Australia’s regions.

More information on the National Stronger Regions Fund, including a full list of successful Round Two projects and details on the application process, is available online at www.infrastructure.gov.au/nsrf

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