Bogan Shire Council receives $1.5million under the Stronger Country Communities fund

STRONGER COMMUNITIES: Bogan Shire Mayor Ray Donald, Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries and Bogan Shire General Manager Derek Francis. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN
STRONGER COMMUNITIES: Bogan Shire Mayor Ray Donald, Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries and Bogan Shire General Manager Derek Francis. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN

The Bogan Shire has received $1,523,990 in funding to breathe new life into community and local sporting facilities across the Bogan Shire, under the NSW government’s Stronger Country Communities fund.

Kevin Humphries was in Nyngan to announce the funding granted to the local council for four projects, which include upgrades to sporting and community facilities across the bogan region. 

Bogan Shire Mayor Ray Donald said these projects were prioritised by the community as the ones which will provide significant benefits to residents. 

“Without the NSW state government support, these projects would have been beyond our financial capacity to achieve,” Mayor Donald said.

“Our community has certainly  been made stronger by this welcome funding,” he said. 

The $1.5 million will be spread across four projects including: $60,000 for the Nyngan racecourse to upgrade the jockey rooms, $995,000 for affordable seniors living in the Bogan Shire, $350,000 for additional infrastructure for the Nyngan community, and $118,990 for slar heating at the Nyngan War Memorial swimming pool. 

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said the second round of funding will continue to help enhance the lives of residents, and said more rounds should follow which will help regional communities to continue to prosper. 

“The Stronger Country Communities fund invests in our regional communities through infrastructure projects,” Mr Humpries said. 

“I am excited by the great potential of the community projects which will enhance the lives of residents in our regional communities.” 

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the roll out of the second round of projects takes Stronger Country Communities funding to $300 million. 

“I congratulate Bogan Shire Council and look forward to the local sports and community facility improvements that will make the region an even more attractive place to work and raise a family,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The $300 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW government’s $1.6 billion Regional Growth fund that is employing local tradies, putting local suppliers to work and providing the right environment to operate regional businesses,” he said.