The Burren Junction Hall will be restored with $53,010 in funding awarded under the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) Tackling Tough Times Together initiative.
Member for Parkes Mark Coulton met with Council while he was in Walgett today, and said the funding will give the hall a new lease on life.
“I’m very pleased that the Burren Junction community is set to benefit from funding under this FRRR initiative, which has been backed by the Federal Coalition Government,” Mr Coulton said.
“The grant will also be used to build local organisational capacity by facilitating workshops in the hall for community organisations and others.
“This project shows great initiative from the hall committee and Walgett Shire Council, and I congratulate them on their foresight.”
Mr Coulton said the FRRR plays a major role in helping regional communities cope with emergencies and natural disasters.
“It is great to see this latest injection of much-needed support into communities doing it particularly tough – a total of 48 community groups in drought-affected regions across the country,” Mr Coulton said.
“I’m travelling to Cobar later this week and I will be visiting the Cobar Mobile Children’s Service, which has also received funding under this grants program, to support isolated children with their education.
“These are important initiatives and I’m very pleased with the benefits they will provide to the local community, especially given the challenging dry times.”
Further information on the Tackling Tough Times Together program can be found on the Foundation’s website at https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/TTTT