Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, visited town distributing funds from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to two Bombala projects.
Work to the Platypus Reserve will continue with the allocation of $218,502 towards the project.
“Bombala has a rich and beautiful wildlife area at the Bombala Platypus Reserve, and this large injection of funding will allow the construction of a safer entrance road and paths to cater for disabled access, as well as the placement of picnic tables, contributing to a greater amenity for the area,” Mr Barilaro said.
Work has been ongoing at the Platypus Reserve with council receiving $25,000 from the Community Building Partnership and council committing $26,000 to undertake some work at the Platypus Reserve.
Landscape plantings at the Platypus Reserve have been completed, new signage will arriving shortly and there are plans in place for the access paths to be upgraded.
Snowy Monaro Regional Council mayor, John Rooney said the funding for both the Bombala Platypus Reserve and Racecourse was very much welcomed as we look to improve these facilities.
“They are tourist drawcards and important community assets.
“The Platypus Reserve allows people the opportunity to spot one of Australia’s favourite animals, and this money will improve the accessibility to the reserve.”
“It’s a lovely site and I look forward to more people accessing it in the future,” Clr Rooney said.
The Stronger Country Communities fund is one of the six funds that make up the NSW Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is designed to improve economic growth and productivity through investment in regional communities.
Mr Barilaro said he was excited for work to begin.
“The Stronger Country Communities Fund is a once-in-a-generation investment and it’s clear Bombala is getting its fair share.”