Armidale Regional Council is making the most of the NSW and Federal Government’s Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Program, with Council submitting applications for funding for three different projects.
Armidale Regional Council’s General Manager James Roncon said Council is doing everything in its power to deliver the community the highest standard of projects.
“Armidale Regional Council is always looking for cost effective ways to deliver state of the art infrastructure and facilities that will benefit the entire region,” he said.
“By applying for as many grants as possible we are freeing up funds that can be spent on other new and exciting developments.”
Three funding applications were submitted last week, with projects in Guyra a major focus.
“We have applied for $3.5 million to be spent on the new Guyra Preschool and Long Day Care, as well as $3.7million to go towards the Guyra landfill rehabilitation,” said Mr Roncon.
The Guyra landfill rehabilitation is important as it protects the Malpas Dam catchment and ensures Armidale’s drinking water remains at the highest standard.
“In addition to this, we are also seeking $3.3 million to go towards replacing potable town water for irrigation of the Armidale Sporting Field with groundwater, which will help us achieve sustainable water practices when watering the facility,” said Mr Roncon.
“This is a win – win project as it extends our water security while also helping to ensure that organised sporting activities can continue to run even in the toughest drought.”
In total, Armidale Regional Council has applied for $10,670,593 worth of grants from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Program, which is designed to support projects that nurture and create new jobs in regional areas to help stimulate local economies.
Council would like to acknowledge our local MPs Adam Marshall and Barnaby Joyce for encouraging and supporting these Federal and State funded programs.