$200 million on offer for projects

Projects like Canowindra's fitness path would be eligible for funding under the Strong Country Communities Fund.
Projects like Canowindra's fitness path would be eligible for funding under the Strong Country Communities Fund.

Cabonne organisations are being urged to apply for a share of $200 million in State Government funding for projects to make their areas more attractive places to live and work.

New infrastructure, such as parks, playgrounds and cycle tracks, are being earmarked under the Stronger Country Communities Fund, along with refurbishments to existing facilities including community centres and libraries.

Enhancing local parks and supporting facilities, such as kitchens and toilet blocks, will also be considered.

There is no cap on the cost of projects, but each must be worth at least $100,000. Typically, they will be in the range of $250,000 to $1m.

While organisations do not have to provide a matching contribution, a significant financial co-contribution is likely to be required for larger projects above $1m.

Projects must be submitted through Cabonne Council which will prioritise them and submit applications to the Government.

inks to guidelines and fact sheets will also be available under the news section of Cabonne Council’s website.