Member for Murray Austin Evans today announced that Edward River Council will receive over $3.3 million of funds through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Mr Evans said the money will go to a number of important infrastructure projects in Deniliquin.

“The funds include over $1.3 million for the Deniliquin Town Hall, $786,000 for the Deniliquin Memorial Park, $401,500 for the Deniliquin Central – beautifying Napier Street project to create a vibrant, leafy and welcoming CBD.

“The Deni Rams Facility will also be upgraded at Deniliquin Oval to the amount of $559,000, Deniliquin Lawn Tennis Club will receive $198,910 and the Golf Club will receive $111,000.

“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 $3.3 million into these important community sites in Deniliquin,” 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 Deniliquin, 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.

For more information, please visit: www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.