Projects in Kyogle and Woodenbong will benefit from almost $1 million in funding under round one of the State Government’s Strong Country Communities (SCC) Fund.

The funding was announced last week by Member for Lismore Thomas George.

The Kyogle Council projects to be funded were:

  • Greening Kyogle Main Street $100,000
  • Kyogle Aquatic Centre redevelopment $154,336
  • Kyogle Memorial Institute Hall revitalization $220,000
  • Kyogle Recreation Reserve improvements $100,000
  • Kyogle Amphitheatre stage $100,000
  • Kyogle All Active expansion $100,000
  • Woodenbong Recreation Reserve improvements $100,000

“Stronger Country Communities funding is an investment in local infrastructure to improve the lives of residents and enhance the attractiveness of our region – this funding will help us do exactly that,” Mr George said.

Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland described the funding announcement as “great news for Kyogle and Woodenbong”.

“These projects have been planned for quite some time and now the funding and the planning have come together and we have a fabulous result for the community,” she said.

“These projects were developed through the community strategic planning process and Council advocated and applied for funding on this mandate.

“It’s great to see the community engagement and planning processes coming to fruition with such tangible results through our partnerships with the State Government.

“We have recently undertaken further engagement in the villages through the Visions of the Villages process and I expect that future Stronger Country Community funding rounds will reflect the village priorities that have been identified.”

Kyogle Council has been allocated $1.4 million in round two of the Stronger Country Communities Fund.

The Stronger Country Communities fund is one of the six funds that make up the NSW Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund. It targets smaller-sized projects that have the capacity to make a big difference to the lives of country people.