Member for Murray Austin Evans today announced Hay Shire Council will receive over $1.5 million of funds through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Mr Evans said the money will go to important infrastructure upgrades including $150,000 for the Hay Park upgrade and extension of the number one oval canteen, $300,000 will go to the Hay Park Female and Officials Amenities and $113,000 for the Hay Park Fencing of Ovals 1, 2 and Netball Courts.

“Funds of $205,000 will go to the Lachlan Street Civic Space Project and $200,000 to the Showground Amenities Block.

“The Lions Park will receive $147,000 and the Apex Park $120,980.

“The Booligal Community Projects receives $92,000 and the Maude Community Project will receive $134,000.

“$77,000 will go the Move it in Maude project”, Mr Evans said.

“I am proud to announce that through the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, fought for by the NSW Nationals, we are able to invest over $1.36 million into these important community sites in the Hay area,” Mr Evans said.

“I look forward to seeing each one of these projects complete, as they are projects for our community that will be enjoyed by locals and visitors for years to come.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said over 400 projects have been funded in regional NSW under the second round of the popular Stronger Country Communities Fund.

“The payback we are seeing from the Stronger Country Communities Fund has been enormous,” Mr Barilaro said.

“Our communities have got behind the fund and we are seeing hundreds of projects across regional NSW, like these renewal and revitalisation projects in Hay and towns in the area surrounding, giving new spirit to our towns and cities.

“Whether it is rebuilding or refurbishing our sporting clubs and town halls or building new amenities that our communities have been asking for, this investment will benefit families in our regions now and for generations to come.

“We are not finished yet. We will continue to build the projects that our communities need because we want our regional communities to be a place our families feel comfortable calling home,” he said.

The $300 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.6 billion Regional Growth Fund that is employing local tradies, putting local suppliers to work and providing the right environment to operate regional businesses.

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