Communities in the Northern Inland will benefit from over $5 Million in grants under round three of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund that were announced this week.
Infrastructure Projects Stream
Armajun Health Service Aboriginal Corporation - Armajun Aboriginal Health Service - new Service Centre ($2.35M)
The project involves the construction of a purpose built Health Service on land owned by Armajun Aboriginal Health Service. The location of the new building is adjacent to the existing rented premises in the CBD of the town of Inverell, NSW. Project capital works will include: - Culturally safe and welcoming building and reception areas - Treatment and Consultation rooms for resident GPs and visiting allied health and health specialists - Group work & Community Meeting rooms - Disabled access including toilet facilities - On site Gym - On site pathology collection centre - Interviewing/counselling rooms - Staff offices and staff room - Secure staff and visiting parking including covered parking for service vehicles/buses - Children s area
Glen Innes Severn Council - Glen Innes Regional Netball Facility ($1.27M)
The Project is the construction of a new, compliant, two court indoor stadium to facilitate the growth of netball in Glen Innes and the surrounding region, and which will also have the capability to accommodate other sporting, recreation and community uses through co-location and shared use of facilities. The Project responds to identified needs across a range of sporting and recreation uses, and will benefit people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities by making Glen Innes residents more active, more often.
Tamworth Regional Council - Tamworth Tennis Centre Redevelopment ($1.4M)
This project will result in the redevelopment and improvement of community and competition tennis facilities for the Tamworth Region including nine improved championship standard acrylic hard courts; four championship standard sand-filled artificial grass courts; community play space; event standard court lighting and fencing to all courts; spectator viewing areas and sun shade structures; improved amenities; storage, office and community meeting space.
Community Investments Stream
Arts North West - Art Connections: Opening Creative Journeys ($20,000)
The project will deliver the two day North West Arts Trail event in the New England North West region of NSW, including professional development workshops for arts and culture businesses.
Centacare New England North West - Family Services Conference ($20,000)
The project will host a once off event that will aim to inform regional, rural and remote services to upskill, network and develop opportunities, based on the latest information regarding all areas of family work.
Glenrac Incorporated - New England Local Landcare Leaders ($90,737)
The project will deliver a Regional Leadership Program to develop a network of leaders involved in agriculture and natural resource management. The leaders will build community awareness and understanding of the importance of managing natural resources to produce social and economic dividends for the wider region.
Gunnedah Shire Council - Gunnedah Hay and Harvest Festival ($17,000)
This project will organise a Harvest Festival on the banks of Namoi River in Gunnedah in March 2020.