Parkes Shire Council are encouraging locals to help shortlist the projects and initiatives to be submitted under Round Three of the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF).
The SCCF aims to deliver crucial local infrastructure and programs to improve the quality of life of people living in regional NSW.
The Parkes Shire is eligible for $409,017.50 in funding for Community Projects and $409,017.50 for Youth Initiatives targeting 12 to 24 year olds.
Parkes Shire Mayor, Cr Ken Keith OAM said "this is a great opportunity for the community to assist Council in making an informed decision about projects and initiatives to be delivered under the funding program."
"Part of this new round of funding has a focus on young people, to assist with the delivery of programs that enhance young people’s artistic, civic, cultural, leadership, recreational and sporting development, improve their physical and mental health, connect them to affordable and reliable transport and digital options, or support them in their pursuit of further education and training."
Residents can share their ideas via our online pinboard. Click any of the six themes and add a new submission, or show your support for an existing submission by commenting or liking the post. The six themes include Sport and Recreation, Technology and Connectivity, Education and Training, Health and Wellbeing, Art and Culture, and Community Amenity.
Community feedback closes 5pm, Monday 5 August 2019.
The community's priority projects will then be further scoped for formal submission in September. The submissions will then be assessed for funding eligibility by the NSW Government.