Canowindra Balloon Challenge seeks $710,850 for Canowindra Showground upgrade

An upgrade of the Canowindra Showground is the big ticket item in a wish list prepared for funding under the second round of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

A Canowindra Balloon Challenge application for $710,850 in funding is one of 13 community projects to be considered for funding under the second round of the Fund.

Although it is the biggest item the project is currently 10th on the order of priority established by the council.

Construction of pedestrian access mobility pathway in Browns Avenue from Rodd St to Canowindra High School is fourth on the priority list at a cost of $219,240.

The 13 projects, with a total value of more than $3.6 million, range from the expansion of long day care facilities at Molong and Cudal to sporting venue upgrades, major showground improvements and the construction of shared mobility access pathways in various towns and villages.

The Council is now seeking public comment and feedback on each of the proposals before submitting its application to the Department of Premier and Cabinet, which will assess the projects and make a determination on funding.

Public comment and feedback will provide valuable evidence of community support for the various projects. The Government will also survey local communities through consultants Choice Modelling to independently confirm community support for the proposals.

The closing date for comments is 5pm on Wednesday 28 March 2018. Comments and submissions may be made by writing to Cabonne Council, PO Box 17, Molong NSW 2866 or emailing council@cabonne.nsw.gov.au

The following projects, in priority order, will be included in the Council’s application:

Cumnock Progress Association Recreation Precinct Landscape Master Plan to upgrade Cumnock sports precinct, including Little Athletics facilities. Funding sought: $533,632

Cudal Community Children’s Centre long day care expansion: Funding sought: $126,000

Molong Early Learning Centre long day care expansion. Funding sought: $262,500

Cabonne Council construction of pedestrian access mobility pathway in Browns Avenue, Canowindra (from Rodd St to Canowindra High School). Funding sought: $219,240

Cabonne Council construction of pedestrian access mobility pathways in Eugowra, Cargo and Yeoval. Funding sought: $219,240

Cabonne Council construction of pedestrian access mobility pathway in Watson St, Hill St and Euchareena Rd, Molong. Funding sought: $188,475

Mullion Creek Progress Association tennis court refurbishment, including synthetic court resurfacing. Funding sought: $132,893.

Cumnock Show Society pavilion extension, including new entertaining and outdoor area. Funding sought: $381,818

Cabonne Council Molong Village Green revitalisation, including new paths, drainage, landscaping and interpretive signs. Funding sought: $138,600

Canowindra Challenge Inc. Canowindra Showground upgrade, including pavilion refurbishment and major electricity upgrade. Funding sought: $710,850

East Molong Tennis Club refurbishment, including synthetic court resurfacing. Funding sought: $109,759

Lidster Tennis Club refurbishment, including synthetic court resurfacing. Funding sought: $212,268

Australian National Field Days information and education facility. Funding sought: $416,168