McCormack building stronger communities

WAGGA WAGGA, Uranquinty and Illabo will become even stronger communities thanks to grants announced today by the Nationals’ Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack.

Wagga Wagga City Council will receive $20,000 to help build a new skate park at Uranquinty, the Wagga Croquet Club will receive $3643 to help meet the cost of laser levelling and top dressing three courts and Illabo Sporting Bodies Incorporated will receive $4000 to help meet the cost of upgrading its club house.

The grants are being provided under the Stronger Communities Program.

“This is a great program that in the past has strengthened communities, both big and small, right throughout the Riverina and Central West,” Mr McCormack said.

“Past grants have built barbecues, upgraded parks, refurbished halls and given men’s sheds new equipment.

“Sometimes smaller communities struggle to find the dollars to build these types of facilities, which are so vital to the social fabric of our region.

“We need these facilities if we want our towns and villages to thrive and so I am delighted the Liberals and Nationals’ Government continues to invest in our people and to back the projects they have asked us to support.

“Each of the successful grant applicants will contribute to their own projects in cash or kind, reflecting our Australian ethos of getting in and having a go.”

A number of other successful Stronger Communities Program grants throughout the Riverina and Central  West are expected to be announced over the next few weeks.

The program will deliver funding of $22.5 million across Australia in 2017-18.

Sam Edwards