A new sports storage shed and field irrigation will soon be delivered in Murrumbateman thanks to Round Five of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman made the announcement of funding the $300,000 project for the Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds alongside Clr Allan McGrath, Mayor of Yass Valley Council Mayor who will be delivering the project.

“Murrumbateman is one of the fastest growing areas in the region and this project will deliver much needed work for the recreation field, particularly for AFL and storage for the sporting groups who use the recreation grounds,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Yass Valley Council Mayor Allan McGrath welcomed the funding for each project.

“The Yass Valley and particularly the Murrumbateman community welcome this funding which will assist Council in improving the Recreation Ground infrastructure and facilities for the AFL and other sporting groups.”, Clr McGrath said

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said in the past five years the Stronger Country Communities Fund had delivered more than 2000 grassroots projects, benefitting every Local Government Area in regional NSW.

“We all know how important it is for communities to have great places to come together to build social connections and boost their wellbeing,” Mr Toole said. 

“It’s the little things that make a big difference to the way we all work, live, play and do business, and the NSW Liberals and Nationals in Government are delivering the projects that make a difference to everyday life right across regional NSW.”

Round Five of the Stronger Country Communities Fund is supporting local community and sporting infrastructure projects, street beautification, public programs and events that display the best of local character and community spirit.

The Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure in the regions.