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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP


The Dungog community will receive over $1 million from Round Five of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF).

Premier Dominic Perrottet has joined Upper Hunter MP Dave Layzell at Dungog Showground to announce the grants which are part of almost $5.2 million for the Upper Hunter Electorate to be invested in 24 SCCF projects.

Dungog Shire Council now has $932,797 for three projects headed by stage one of the Dungog Showground amenities upgrade which has secured $441,000.

“There’s excitement in Clarence Town with $275,000 for resurfacing and drainage of Clarence Town Sporting Reserve,” Mr Layzell said.

“The SCCF grant comes on top of the $24,000 from the 2021 Community Building Partnership program for the Clarence Town Cobras Rugby League Club to install an electronic scoreboard at the sportsground.

Round Five projects include $175,689 for the Top Blokes Foundation to increase youth resilience in the Upper Hunter by expanding the Top Blokes Mentoring Program in the Dungog shire.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said in the past five years the Stronger Country Communities Fund had delivered more than 2000 grassroots projects, benefitting every Local Government Area in regional NSW.

“Today we announce another instalment of the 530 projects that will make regional communities stronger and an even better place to call home,” Mr Toole said.

“We all know how important it is for communities to have great places to come together to build social connections and boost their wellbeing through sport or community events.

“It’s the little things that make a big difference to the way we all work, live, play and do business, and the NSW Liberals and Nationals in Government are delivering the projects that make a difference to everyday life right across regional NSW, from Byron Bay to Bega to Broken Hill.”

Round Five of the Stronger Country Communities Fund will support local community and sporting infrastructure projects, street beautification, public programs and events that display the best of local character and community spirit.

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PICTURE CAPTION: Dave Layzell with Dungog Mayor Cr John Connors and NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet at Dungog Showground.


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