Community funds for Berridale and Jindabyne

The Member for Monaro and Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, will join Snowy Monaro Regional Council Administrator, Dean Lynch, to visit community projects successful in receiving funding through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund.

On Friday, April 7 Mr Barilaro, administrator Lynch, and Snowy River Local Representative Committee member John Shumack will meet three local organisations who can now commence projects set to make a difference in their communities.

The trio will meet with community stalwarts from the Berridale Country Women’s Association (CWA), Jindabyne Trail Stewardship, and Friends of the Jindabyne Community Garden.

“It’s fantastic to see these groups receive the funds they need to turn their ideas into a reality. The community groups we are going to visit have projects that will make a long lasting contribution to the region,” administrator Lynch said.

“There’s been a large amount of money spread around the region, and Council is thrilled to be able to support these projects. “

Mr Barilaro said the Stronger Communities Fund will leave a lasting impact across the Snowy Monaro.

“Community groups are the heart and soul of our region and the services they provide make a real and lasting difference to the lives of residents, that’s why it’s important that we see money invested into these local projects.

“The Stronger Communities Fund was established by the NSW Government so that councils can kick-start important infrastructure and community based projects. There are some really fantastic community projects being funded and I look forward to seeing how these benefit our community in years to come; congratulations to all successful recipients.”

Twenty local projects set to benefit the region have successfully received funding through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund.

The Berridale CWA received $2700 to put towards maintenance and upgrades to their hall in Myack Street. A vital community hub, the hall serves as an important social meeting point for many Berridale residents.

Funding to the tune of $50,000 will help the Jindabyne Trail Stewardship improve their trail signage, and install recreational seating. Administrator Lynch said this project has the potential to boost tourism in Jindabyne.

“Trail users can be excited about the plans the Jindabyne Trail Stewardship have. They are focused on maintaining these distinctive trails for locals, visitors and future generations,” administrator Lynch said.