Stronger Country Communities Fund

MEDIA RELEASE                                                     31 July 2017

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said Bathurst will receive $1.96 million over two years through the Stronger Country Communities Fund which will deliver a range of local projects to the community.

Mr Toole said the fund is a $200 million investment in regional communities to improve the amenity of these cities and towns, provide jobs growth and support local businesses.

“Bathurst will receive $1.96 million over two years through the fund and I expect there will be a range of organisations, including Council keen to nominate projects for the fund,” Mr Toole said.

The minimum funding allocation for a project is $100,000 and the projects should align with Council’s Community Strategic Plan.  The project must commence within 12 months and be completed and fund acquitted within two years of the funding approval.

Detailed information on the fund is available at

To nominate a project you think should be included in Council’s list of priority projects go to and have your say on our ideas board.   Don’t forget to let us know how the project will benefit our local community and if it is a project that is being supported by a local group, who that organisation is.

Community projects that are placed on the Stronger Country Communities Fund Grant project priority list will be requested to complete an application form to submit to Council.


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