Narrabri Community Radio receives $19,028 grant for building upgrades

MEMBER for Barwon Kevin Humphries said today that he was thrilled to award $36,370 to two Narrabri Shire projects.

The funding is part of the Community Building Partnerships program, a NSW Government initiative which aims to create more vibrant communities by supporting projects that deliver positive social, environmental, inclusive or recreational outcomes.

This year a total of $300,000 has been awarded to projects across the Barwon Electorate for the enhancement of community facilities.

Mr Humphries said the Narrabri Community Radio received $19,028 to upgrade the station building in Barwan St.


Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries presents Narrabri Community Radio Station Manager, Amanda Wales with a cheque for $19,028.

“The funding will be used to build a meeting room for the radio staff that can then open up to a bigger area for community functions such as the Biggest Morning Tea and the like,” Mr Humphries said.

“2MaxFM provides a fantastic service to our region and this funding will help ensure they are a part of our community for years to come.

“It is one of the largest community radio stations in the state and we are very lucky to have them, reporting on local news and caring about local issues.”

Mr Humphries said a further $17,342 had been awarded to the Spring Plains Public Hall Trust to repaint the interior of the hall.

“Spring Plains may only be a small community but it has a huge heart and contributes a large amount to charity through the biannual Spring Plains Ball,” he said.

“Well over $100,000 has been donated to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service since the event started.

“I am thrilled to see this project funded when I know that the hall is such an integral part of the commuinty and there is an enthusiastic committee behind it.”

Mr Humphries said both projects will use local contractors to complete the infrastructure works, further boosting the Narrabri community.

A full list of projects funded in the Barwon Electorate includes:

White Cliffs CWA Room – $10,000

Burren Junction Hall – $33,000

Lower Lachlan Community Emergency Response Catering Trailer Shed – $5,220

Coonamble Golf Club – $35,000

Tottenham Pool – $50,000

Lamb Oval, Broken Hill – $7,800

Spring Plains Hall – $17,342

Coonabarabran Golf Club – $12,080

Leadville Community Hall – $35,000

Moorambilla Voices – $50,000

North Broken Hill Football Club – $10,000

Nymagee Cemetery Fence – $15,530

Narrabri Shire Radio Meeting Room – $19,028

Further details of the program and all successful grants funded for the 2016 program can be found at under the ‘successful grants’ tab.

Media Release December 12, 2016