Bellingen keen for piece of $100m

ROUND Two of the Federal Government's Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program is open and local councils are busy preparing their applications to get a share of the $100 million being offered for small-scale projects.

Bellingen Shire Council is well ahead of the game and ready to lodge applications for projects across the shire.

On the list are: stage two of the construction of a storage shed at the Urunga Surf Lifesaving Club ($33,000), an upgrade of the stage, entrance and acoustics of Dorrigo's Community Hall ($100,000), improvements to Urunga Hall's toilet facilities ($20,000) and a revamp of the playground facilities at the McNally Street Playground, North Bellingen.

Bellingen councillors determined the projects at a workshop in July for the submissions which close on November 20.

Councils will also compete for a share of $120 million earmarked for larger Strategic Projects.

The federal funding is aimed at creating local jobs and supporting local communities.



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