If the funding application is successful, Blayney Shire will have nearly $2 million worth of projects under way under the second round of the NSW government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF).
Totalling $1,937,730 the value of the projects submitted exceeds the $1,249,486 that council was informed that they can apply for.
Despite the $688,244 difference, Blayney mayor Scott Ferguson though is confident that the projects will make it through.
“We’re hoping that they may see fit to put it all in,” he said.
“The projects that we have submitted are the ones that are shovel ready, had proper quotes prepared and had their development applications approved.
“These projects meet the criteria of SCCF to the letter and are supported by the community.”
Community involvement, along with projects being ready to roll, is an essential part of SCCF success.
‘That’s to stop councils from just coming up with their own ideas,” Cr Ferguson said, “Councils often have different priorities to the community so it’s important that they show they’ve been approved by village committees and the groups involved.”
The projects submitted are
- Carcoar Sports Ground amenities block
- Blayney and villages children’s playground equipment upgrades
- CentrePoint amenities access project
- Millthorpe railway bridge underpass pedestrian link
- Blayney sports facilities masterplan projects
- Redmond oval skatepark stage 2