Dungog and Clarence Town share in state funding

FUNDS: Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen with Dungog Mayor Tracy Norman at Clarence Town Reserve which will get a boost from the state government funding.

FUNDS: Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen with Dungog Mayor Tracy Norman at Clarence Town Reserve which will get a boost from the state government funding.

Clarence Town has been the big winner in a $1,687,587 State Government funding windfall for sporting facilities in the shire.

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter joined Mayor of Dungog Shire Council Tracy Norman last Wednesday to announce  the grants from round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Mr Johnsen said Dungog and Clarence Town secured NSW Government funding for five projects which include upgrades to playgrounds, sporting, and community facilities.

“This is a great win for our local community, and I know many families and sporting associations, young and old, will make the most of these facility upgrades when they are eventually completed,” Mr Johnsen said.

Five projects in the Dungog Shire were successful for full funding which include:

$952,907 to Clarence Town Reserve Sporting Facility Stage 1;

$254,885 for the Bennett Park sporting precinct accessible amenities;

$254,485 to Dungog District netball courts;

$170,750 to Clarence Town Reserve Sporting Lighting; 

$54,560 for Dungog Showground arena lighting.

“I congratulate our Dungog and Clarence Town communities on this win and look forward to seeing the improvements in our local sports and community facilities,” Mr Johnsen said.

“These will help make our towns an even more attractive place to work and raise a family.”

While in the shire Mr Johnsen also announced the Dungog Shire Community Centre would be re-imbursed the money it spent during the three months following the 2015 storm.

Mr Johnsen and Mayor Tracy Norman at Clarence Town.

Mr Johnsen and Mayor Tracy Norman at Clarence Town.

Tracey Lowrey and Michael Johnsen at the Dungog netball courts.

Tracey Lowrey and Michael Johnsen at the Dungog netball courts.