Major cash injection

By Daniel Hughes

A major boost in funding for seven projects in the Murrumbidgee Council area have been approved.

The council confirmed last week that the projects will receive a share of over $1.24 million in funding through Round 3 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund.

The successful projects within Murrumbidgee Council’s application were:

● $316,528 for provision of splash park at Darlington Point.

● $263,900 for provision of a pump track/skate park at Jerilderie.

● $188,366 to rehabilitate Jerilderie Lake banks.

● $167,725 for supply of equipment and upgrades to Coleambally Sports Precinct.

● $158,000 to replace lighting towers and upgrade LED lighting at Monash Park.

● $100,000 to Murrumbidgee Local Community Champions Youth Project.

● $50,000 for student facilities upgrades for Darlington Point Public School.

Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae welcomed the funding and said it will provide a terrific boost to a number of community facilities across the Council area.

Cr McRae said grants such as these allows council and community groups to improve and upgrade facilities that would otherwise not be possible.

“We’re delighted that these projects can now proceed, all of which contribute to making the Murrumbidgee area such a great place to live,” she said.