Thanks NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund Fourth Round, which is part of the $2 billion Regional Growth Fund, four community projects within Junee Shire will see $787,682 worth of local projects developed.

  1. Illabo Public School — $59,772
    Construct a Covered Outdoor Learning Area for students and the wider Illabo community
  2. Old Junee Progress & Hall Association — $153,465
    Sporting and social facility refurbishments in Old Junee, including a community garden and landscape features.
  3. Junee Junction Aquatic and Recreation Centre — $228,020
    Build a ramp into the 50 metre pool to facilitate increased accessibility
  4. Junee Junior Rugby League Club – $346,425
    Provide a dedicated female change room at Loftus Oval

Illabo Public School will see the erection of a Multipurpose Covered Outdoor Learning Area (COLA) on school grounds, but it will also be available for the wider community to utilise for special events.

Illabo Public School P&C secretary, Fiona Hodge said “I don’t think we are going to realise the major impact this will have on not only the school but the wider Illabo community until the COLA is actually built. We will be able to hold events and learning for all outdoors in comfort”

Old Junee will see the re-development of a Tennis Court, a Cricket Net and Hit-up Wall, Basketball capability and Lighting installed on the grounds at Old Junee Hall. The project will also include the development of a community garden, with an undercover area with fixed seating and shade sail.

Secretary of the Old Junee Hall, Anna Lashbrook said “We look forward to seeing our plans come alive, and building an asset not just for ourselves, but for the entire shire”

The new ramp into the main 50m pool at the Junee Junction Aquatic and Recreation Centre will be most welcomed by mobility impaired residents of Junee and surrounding districts. It will open up a raft of opportunities for older and less mobile users of the Centre’s facilities.

The Junee Junior Rugby League Club took advantage of the Stronger Country Communities Fund Fourth Round priority of allocating up to $50 million going towards projects that deliver and enhance women’s sporting facilities, including change rooms.

Steph Cooke MP, the Member for Cootamundra said “Projects like these bring to life the NSW Government’s vision to help make regional NSW be the best place to live, work and visit,” and “These four projects showcase facilities in Junee particularly those in small villages but also how the small villages who are passionate and committed to enhancing and developing their communities.

The latest round of funding takes the total amount of funding through the Stronger Country Communities Fund for projects across the Junee Shire to $3,900,384 over 20 projects.

Congratulations to all four organisations that received funding in the latest round! We look forward to seeing these projects progress and eagerly await the announcement of Round Five opening for applications in the next few months.

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