Berrigan Shire residents are being encouraged to have their say on how Stronger Country Communities funding allocated to the council is spent.
Council has been awarded up to $1.4 million for round two of the NSW Government funding stream, with half specifically assigned to sporting infrastructure.
Council has identified a number of potential projects based on the contents of its Barooga, Berrigan, Finley and Tocumwal Town Plans.
All projects included in the plan have been identified through consultation with local communities.
Proposed projects to be put forward for the Stronger Country Communities funding include refurbishment of recreation facilities, the development and implementation of Landscape Master Plans and the development of more Active Communities walking paths.
Council is also proposing some of the money go to the Tocumwal Historic Aerodrome Museum and Barooga Adventure Park projects.
Recreational facility refurbishments proposed include:
●Replacement of the Berrigan pool concourse, pool fencing and the construction of a new amenities block
●Installation of LED lighting for Berrigan football training and an electronic scoreboard at the Berrigan Sports Ground
●The refurbishment of the dilapidated change rooms and kiosk at Finley Showgrounds and Sporting Complex.
●Replacement of the Jim Cullen scoreboard, timekeepers’ box and its scoreboards at Tocumwal in addition to improving cricket player and spectator comfort via the extension of the verandah, installation of air-conditioner, and kitchen upgrade as part of the renovation of the cricket change-rooms
See the full list of proposed projects and vote on via council’s website — go to www.berriganshire.nsw.gov.au and click on the ‘have a say’ button.