Singleton community groups invited to put forward ideas for Resources for Regions applications
Community groups across Singleton are again being encouraged to put forward projects for consideration for inclusion in Singleton Council’s applications under Round Eight of the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW the Hon John Barilaro officially announced applications were open for the latest round at a special event at Singleton Rugby Club last week, with $8,005,210 on offer for the Singleton local government area – almost twice as much that was available in Round Seven.
Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore said Council staff had been working with the community and Regional NSW staff to develop a list of projects to meet the criteria for Resources for Regions funding for future rounds.
She said Council also wanted to hear from community organisations for their suggestions for infrastructure projects worth more than $250,000 and community programs worth more than $100,000.
A similar process was executed for Round Seven, in which the Singleton local government area received $4,571,281 for 15 community infrastructure projects and programs.
“We strongly advocated for the opportunities that are now available to us through the Resources for Regions program, and thanks to Mr Barilaro, we are now at the point where we can work together to deliver outcomes to benefit our entire community that may otherwise never have been possible,” Cr Moore said.
“We know there are community organisations and groups that are dreaming of new infrastructure or have a great idea for a program that would make a difference to the people of Singleton, and those are the people we want to hear from.
“But we have to act quickly for Round Eight. As applications close on Monday 12 July 2021, we’re asking that anyone with an idea or suggestion contact our Executive Manager Projects, Mark Ihlein in the first instance and submit an Expression of Interest by 4 June 2021.
“Council will then consider the suggestions we receive and may develop some of those ideas further to be included in our application.
“We’re also happy to hear from community groups who may not be ready to proceed right now, but may have suggestions for future rounds of the program.”