Tweed community groups and Council should consider applying for a share of $160 million from a new round of the NSW Liberal and National Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, Tweed MP Geoff Provest says.

“The Tweed has successfully been awarded more than a dozen significant grants from previous rounds of this excellent program, including $369,000 for the new koala research centre I secured in Pottsville,” Mr Provest said.

“A similar amount led to a major upgrade of Cabarita Surf Lifesaving Club and other funded projects include upgrades to boost female participation in Tweed sport, solar panels for Tweed swimming pools and outdoor exercise equipment.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the latest round of the Stronger Country Communities Fund builds on the previous rounds and continues to provide important infrastructure and programs for regional towns.

The Stronger Country Communities Fund is continuing to make a real difference to the lives of people right across regional NSW, with $500 million invested over the past four rounds delivering more than 2,000 local projects in regional NSW.

“Everywhere I go, people tell me about the positive difference that Stronger Country Communities funding has made to their organisations, whether it be new lighting for sports grounds or programs that support and inspire young people living in the bush,” Mr Provest said.

“The NSW Government is investing record amounts to deliver the big picture infrastructure needed to stimulate regional economies, but we’re also backing community projects that make a big positive difference to everyday life.”

The $660 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is being invested in local projects that improve the lives of people living in regional NSW.

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