Applications will soon open for the NSW Government’s $160 million Stronger Country Communities Fund Round Five, which will see even more investment in regional community infrastructure and programs that will make a big difference to life in the Goulburn electorate.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the latest round was a great opportunity for councils and community groups to seek funding for projects in the region that improve the quality of life for locals.

“This is great news for the whole region, and I am thrilled that the NSW Government is delivering on its commitment of supporting investment in regional and rural communities, making our region an even better place to visit and live,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“We’ve seen the benefits provided by previous Stronger Country Communities Fund rounds from Boorowa to Crookwell, in Goulburn, and from Yass to Moss Vale and I encourage all eligible applicants to review the guidelines and submit an application.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the latest round of the Stronger Country Communities Fund builds on the previous rounds and continues to provide important infrastructure and programs for regional towns.

“The Stronger Country Communities Fund is continuing to make a real difference to the lives of people right across regional NSW, with $500 million invested over the past four rounds delivering more than 2,000 local projects in regional NSW,” Mr Toole said.

“Everywhere I go, people tell me about the positive difference that Stronger Country Communities Fund projects make to their everyday life, whether it’s a new skate park that kids of all ages love, new lighting for sports grounds or programs that support and inspire young people living in the bush.

“The NSW Government is investing record amounts to deliver the big picture infrastructure needed to stimulate regional economies, but we’re also backing community projects that make a big positive difference to everyday life.”

The $660 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is being invested in local projects that improve the lives of people living in regional NSW.

Applications for Round Five of the Stronger Country Communities Fund opens Friday 5th August 2022.

For more information, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/sccf.