New England projects receive $6 million funding boost

08 Mar 2019

Pictured: Mr Joyce with Jarrod Campbell, from North West Tennis Academy, and Tamworth Regional Council Mayor, Col Murray, at Tamworth Tennis Club which has received a $1.4 million Federal Government grant to upgrade the courts.


Communities in the New England will receive nearly $6 million under Round 3 of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.


Projects include:

  • $2.35 million grant for a $4.7 million project to construct a new centre for Armajun Aboriginal Health Service, Inverell
  • $1.4 million grant for a $2.8 million redevelopment of Tamworth Tennis Centre.
  • $1.27 million grant for a $5.5 million project to construct the Glen Innes Regional Netball Facility
  • $800,000 grant for a $1.6 million project to construct stable complex at Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre, Scone
  • $20,000 for Family Services Conference hosted by Centacare New England North West, Tamworth
  • $20,000 grant for a $41,800 event titled “Art Connections: Opening Creative Journeys” hosted by Arts North West, Glen Innes
  • $90,737 for Glenrac Incorporated to implement New England Local Landcare Leaders program


Federal Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said the Liberal and Nationals Government’s investment in local projects under Round 3 will help grow the economy and build a strong future for Australia’s regions.


“These are major projects that will support the growth and continued prosperity of towns and villages across the New England electorate,” Mr Joyce said.


“From Inverell to Scone, Tamworth, Glen Innes and everywhere in between, we are funding local infrastructure that will become crucial to the long term viability of our region, encouraging new people to call us home and established residents to stay.


“I am always striving to deliver a better standard of living for people living in rural and regional areas like our own and these new projects will help deliver that.”


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to ensuring Australia’s regions remain strong, resilient and prosperous in the long term.


“We are supporting our regions through investing in important local infrastructure, as well as great community-building and planning initiatives under the Building Better Regions Fund and other Government priorities such as the Regional Growth Fund and our decentralisation agenda,” Mr McCormack said.



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