State funding given to community groups

Filed in Just In by November 15, 2021

TODAY David Layzell announced $400,000 in funding for 25 projects throughout his state electorate, including $86,651 for community groups in the Upper Hunter Shire area:

  • Gundy – Gundy Crown Reserves – A pipeline connecting water storages between Gundy Hall Reserve and Gundy Recreation Ground Reserve $22,765;
  • Murrurundi  – King of the Ranges Stockman’s Challenge, Murrurundi – Community Equine Centre office space $14,480;
  • Scone – Scone Basketball Stadium – Fan installation $12,000;
  • Murrurundi – CWA Murrurundi – Kitchen upgrade $12,000;
  • Merriwa – Merriwa Central School P&C Assoc. – Purchase and install drinking fountains and bottle refill stations $11,000;
  • Merriwa – Sporting Shooters Association – Access road upgrade and additional shelter $9,342 and
  • Upper Rouchel – Main Camp Recreation Reserve – Install shade shelter lighting $5,064.

Last week, the state government also announced $17.5million in projects for the Upper Hunter state electorate, of which $434,244 was given to the Upper Hunter Shire Council to upgrade Muffett Street, Scone. Muffett Street was selected for upgrades due to it linking to the old industrial area of Scone, the sale yards and businesses. to assist Upper Hunter Shire Council improve Muffett Street providing upgraded access to the Scone industrial area, Regional Saleyards and local businesses.

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