Pictured: Member for New England Barnaby Joyce, Uralla Shire Council Mayor Michael Pearce, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall and Uralla Shire Council General Manager Kate Jessup announcing the start of works at Uralla's Visitor Information Centre upgrade.
Member for New England Barnaby Joyce says an upgrade of the Uralla Visitor Information Centre (VIC) will deliver significant benefits for the local community.
The $500,000 project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments and includes internal and external renovations, installation of a pergola and landscaping works.
“Not only will this project support local jobs and drive new wealth into the local economy by drawing on local suppliers and trades during construction, it will result in a facility the Uralla community and its many visitors can enjoy for generations to come,” Mr Joyce said.
“It’s all part of our plan to grow the New England, now and into the future.”
Uralla Shire Mayor, Cr Michael Pearce said the improvement project would increase visitor traffic by boosting the Uralla VIC’s presence on Uralla’s Bridge Street and provide additional services to the Uralla Shire tourism industry.
“The VIC improvement project will boost our visitor services to the Uralla Shire by providing an attractive centre and increased services for visitors to the Shire,” Mayor Pearce said.
“Council has put in a lot of planning on this project and has worked with the community to fine-tune the project scope to deliver a great outcome for the Uralla Shire community, and we are pleased to see the project come to fruition.”
The Uralla Visitor Information Centre (VIC) improvement project is jointly funded by both NSW State Government and Australian Federal Government funding streams, with a commitment from the NSW State Government’s Drought Stimulus Package of $400,000 and funding of $100,000 provided by the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Extension Programme.
The VIC improvement project is estimated to be completed by April 2021.