The Moree community is encouraged to identify and apply for projects that will make a difference to the town, with more than $800,000 up for grabs as part of round three of the NSW Stronger Country Communities Fund.
A total of $815,859 has been allocated to Moree Plains Shire for round three of the NSW Stronger Country Communities Fund, which has already provided funding for a number of major projects in Moree in the first two rounds.
The Mehi River beautification project, Moree Water Park and Boggabilla sportsground received funding in round one, while the Garah Community Hall, Mungindi Showground, Gravesend Sportsground, Croppa Creek Hall, Boomi community rejuvenation, Moree Youth Precinct, shared pathways, park upgrades, Moree Water Park, Moree Sporting Precinct, sports facility upgrades for Mungindi and Moree, and Moree Men's Shed received round two funding.
"The Stronger Country Communities Fund has already delivered much-needed projects across our region and I'm absolutely delighted the government has provided additional funding for this great initiative," Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said in a statement.
"This round of funding will have a major focus on projects that will benefit our young people in the regions and improve their quality of life.
"As with the first two rounds, funding allocations are made to each local government area, to ensure as many groups and communities as possible benefit.
"Half the funding allocation will be set aside for youth projects while the other half will go towards infrastructure, street beautification and community programs and events.
"This is a great opportunity for people to get together with their local council to identify projects that are going to make a real difference to their local community."
Mr Marshall said the first two rounds of the SCCF had seen more than $13 million invested in new and upgraded public facilities, with 70 projects underway or completed across the six Northern Tablelands' local government areas.
"It has provided a much needed cash injection into many drought-stricken communities," he said.
"I will support our councils and other eligible organisations to prepare applications for round three funding and talk about what the community wants and needs, to ensure we make the most of this fantastic funding opportunity."
Applications for round three will open on July 1 and successful projects will be announced from January next year. For more information and to apply, visit www.nsw.gov.au/SCCF