People in Boorowa will be able to enjoy to improved community infrastructure in the region thanks to grant funding for multiple projects from the NSW Government, announced today by Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman.

Mrs Tuckerman said the NSW Government’s significant $632,784 investment will assist construction and completion of four community infrastructure projects in the Boorowa area.

A total of $150,000 has been allocated to the Boorowa Tennis Club Inc to fund LED lighting.

“New lights for Boorowa Tennis will include the purchase and installation of new LED poles. An important aspect of this funding is that the new hinged poles will assist with the long-term maintenance costs for the club,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

In addition, Hilltops Council have also been allocated $244,322 to deliver Stage 2 of the Horse Event Arena Cover project at Boorowa Showground.

“I’m delighted to see that the NSW Government is funding Stage 2 (after also funding Stage 1 from Round 2 of the Stronger Country Communities program). Stage 2 will complete the arena and provide a valuable community asset for the Boorowa community and surrounds,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Boorowa Cricket Club will also be the beneficiaries of $138,031 for the upgrade of the grounds.

“This funding will upgrade the existing chain wire steel fence that is currently used as a boundary fence at the cricket oval as well upgrading the single existing cricket practice wicket to incorporate three new functional practice wickets,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Finally, Boorowa Recreation Club will also receive part funding for a Boorowa Miniature Golf Course      .

“I’m delighted that we could also support the construction of a new 18 Hole Miniature Golf Course by contributing $100,431, which is almost 50% for the entire cost to help the Boorowa Recreation Club get their idea off the ground.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said $100 million was being distributed across regional NSW, with regional communities set to benefit from more than 550 new projects.

To date, rounds one and two of the program have funded more than 1,000 projects.

“Locals across regional NSW are seeing the benefits of rounds one and two of the Fund, with projects making a big difference to everyday life, from new playgrounds loved by kids to light towers illuminating sporting fields,” Mr Barilaro said.

“We are funding grassroots projects that make a real difference to each community, and we know how important it is to support our regional towns with new infrastructure and programs.”

The $400 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.7 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is being invested in local programs and infrastructure that improve the lives of people living in regional NSW.

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