$1.87 million there for Glen Innes projects

"We just happened to have this large cheque with us!" Colin Price (former mayor), Steve Toms, (mayor), Adam Marshall MP, Hein Basson,(council general manager) at Melling Park in west Glen Innes to announce $516,000 to put in new equipment but also to create a “Wellness Trail”.
"We just happened to have this large cheque with us!" Colin Price (former mayor), Steve Toms, (mayor), Adam Marshall MP, Hein Basson,(council general manager) at Melling Park in west Glen Innes to announce $516,000 to put in new equipment but also to create a “Wellness Trail”.

The NSW government has made $1,872,413 available for projects in the Glen Innes Severn council area, according to Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.

The allocation was announced under the second round of the “Stronger Country Communities Fund”  which the state says is “to enhance the attractiveness of these areas as vibrant places to live and work” – the aim is to try to redress the pull of the cities.

Mr Marshall urged Glen Innes community groups and sporting organisations “to get their project applications ready, to take most advantage of this opportunity.”

“Applications are now open and close on Friday, 4 May, so there’s no time to delay in planning your major project.”

He said that the criteria had also changed: “Refreshed guidelines will allow smaller projects and urban beautification works, while 50 per cent of the funding is guaranteed to head towards sporting infrastructure.”