Liverpool Plains Shire Council will consider a number of projects put forward by the community, to make the most of $1 million in Federal drought funding.
The money is aimed at helping community’s to build their resilience to stave off the drought’s long-term impacts.
A number of proposals were put to the council’s November meeting.
“Power of community was to the fore and our Local Advisory Groups (LAG) and community workshops and surveys presented many great suggestions. Some of the ideas didn’t meet the criteria for funding and those ideas will be retained for consideration if other funding opportunities become available,” LPSC Mayor, Andrew Hope said.
“We have short listed a range of projects, for which to apply for funding, chosen to benefit all our communities and based on suggestions that flowed from the consultation process.
“The project themes are; upgrades to water infrastructure, upgrades to halls, upgrades to freedom camping areas, promotion of the Shire’s tourist and economic development potential and upgrades of community facilities and sporting fields.
“At this stage, we don’t want to get people’s hopes too high as already many Councils have been knocked back on projects one would have considered worthy and the goal-posts for applications continue to change.
“Once confirmation is received of successful applications, they will be announced through the Shire’s LAGs, in recognition of the significant contribution each community played in the process.”
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