Junee Shire Council have been successful in securing over $900,000 to deliver two projects which will support the residents and visitors to Junee through Round Five of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
The street beautification project which involves new playground equipment in Memorial Park and the Inclusion Action Plan will see $733,636 invested in the shire.
With $169,087 allocated to undertake upgrades to the bathrooms at Junee Junction Recreation and Aquatic Centre.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said it is fantastic to see that the community and visitors will have new playground equipment to enjoy at Memorial Park along with modernised facilities at the Aquatic Centre.
“The new play equipment will enhance the enjoyment for locals and visitors to the park encourage socialising, recreation and spending time in nature, which we know is good for health and wellbeing,” Ms Cooke said.
“It’s great to know that Council are taking steps to ensure everyone has access to services, improved facilities, events and information as part of their Inclusion Action Plan.”
Junee Council’s General Manager James Davis said the Stronger Country Community Program continues to support residents right across the Shire.
“This program hits the bullseye in terms of positively impacting and improving community wellbeing,” Mr Davis said.
“With our Shire’s population on the rise, this round of funding delivers much-needed upgrades to the Recreation Centre bathrooms and new playground equipment in Memorial Park.”
“In addition, the funding will implement our Inclusion Action Plan for accessible and inclusive community spaces and facilities that our residents are genuinely proud of,” he said.
Junee Local Government Area has seen over $5.2 million invested for 25 projects since 2017 under the Stronger Country Communities Fund as part of the NSW Government’s $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund.
For more information, please visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/regional-nsw/programs-and-grants/regional-growth-fund/stronger-country-communities-fund