Nyngan Community Projects Need Your Vote

A number of projects in the Barwon electorate have the opportunity to receive state government funding, however, unlike most grants, their success is entirely dependent on the community's support.

Two projects in the Bogan Shire have been submitted as part of the My Community Project grants program, which aims to fund projects in each NSW electorate to help improve the wellbeing of the people and communities that live there.

Up to $260,000 of funding is available to each electorate, with grants of between $20,000 and $200,000 to be awarded to the projects that receive the most support via community votes.

The first project nominated in the Barwon electorate is the restoration of Nyngan's historic 1924 Garford Fire Engine for permanent display and to be featured in events and processions.

The fire engine was used by the Nyngan Fire Brigade from 1943 until 1963, however was damaged in the 1990 flood.

The project involves re-painting the Garford engine which is expected to be completed by a local auto spray painter using authentic colours, authentic tyres will be sourced from a specialist tyre dealer, the signage work will be done by a qualified sign writer using brush and paint on letter to ensure it is fitting with the original work on the engine.

Currently the old Nyngan fire station in Cobar Street has been restored to house the engine, which will add another element of history to the community.

The second project nominated is the rejuvenation of the Hermidale memorial park and play equipment.

Work will include repairing the existing equipment and structures, purchasing and installing a play gym, installing adequate fences and gardens.

The project aims to boost the community heavily impacted by drought, and will provide a safer and more enjoyable environment for families and children.

Successful projects are determined through a public vote and the projects that receive the most support will receive funding.

Voting closes on August 15, with successful projects to be announced from September 2019.

More information on each project can be found on the My Service NSW website www.service.nsw.gov.au.

People will need a MyServiceNSW Account and your Medicare card to vote.

Voters need to pick between three and five projects in their electorate, arrange them in order of preference and then submit the vote.

Each person can only vote once. Voting can be done online at www.service.nsw.gov.au or at your nearest Service NSW Centre. Call 13 77 88 for more information.