LEETON Shire Council’s wishes have been granted following a big funding announcement from the NSW government.
The government will be allocating $1.3 million to council, with $800,000 to go towards improvements at the Leeton Showgrounds, as well as $598,000 for phase two of the Leeton CBD enhancement project.
Council had been confident the funding would come through for the showgrounds project after last month receiving $400,000 from the government.
That money will be used to tear down the old grandstand and rebuild it along with a new canteen, change rooms and other much-needed facilities.
Member for Murray Austin Evans said it was important projects such as these two in Leeton were given a helping hand from the government.
“I am proud to announce that through the Stronger Country Communities Fund … we are able to invest over $1.36 million into these important community sites in Leeton,” Mr Evans said.
“I look forward to seeing each one of these projects complete, as they are projects for our community that will be enjoyed by locals and visitors for years to come.”
The idea of the program is for work to also be completed by local tradesmen and suppliers.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said over 400 projects have been funded in regional NSW under the funding.
“We are seeing hundreds of projects across regional NSW, like these renewal and revitalisation projects in Leeton, giving new spirit to our towns and cities,” he said.
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