Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) pictured with Central Darling Shire Council General Manager Greg Hill and Administrator Bob Stewart.
Central Darling Shire Council has welcomed confirmation that much-needed funding has been approved by the Australian Government for important community projects at White Cliffs, Ivanhoe and Tilpa.
Council has been advised that three project nominations submitted under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program Phase 3 have been approved. It means a total cost of $2,003,636 in community works will be funded. This includes:
- $1,600,000 for the Turley’s Hill Road Upgrade. The money will be used for sealing Turley’s Hill gravel and dirt road at White Cliffs for dust and wet weather mitigation purposes.
- $200,000 has been allocated to the Ivanhoe Oval Precinct Upgrade for the delivery of a new canteen building, including a unisex all-access disabilities amenities block and landscaping.
- $203,636 to install new playground equipment at Tilpa Park, as well as undergo a refurbishment and landscaping.
Works are expected to start towards the end of 2022.
The LRCI program supports local councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia, supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the funding provides the opportunity for Central Darling Shire Council to complete a number of key projects that will provide lasting benefits.
“With the challenges presented by COVID-19, bushfires, floods and the drought, the past couple of years have been tough for communities, businesses and local councils,” Mr Coulton said.
“This funding will provide a vital boost for communities throughout the shire, backing local jobs and economic growth while delivering important projects that will benefit residents for years to come.”