The NSW Government is calling on council, local businesses and community groups in the Coffs Harbour electorate to nominate community infrastructure projects for funding under the first round of the Stronger Country Communities Fund, which opens on 16 August 2017.


“The Stronger Country Communities Fund will build new parks, playgrounds and pathways and refurbish local schools, health facilities, community centres, libraries and local parks for rural and regional communities,” Mr Fraser said.


“This funding will realise projects that the community needs and wants making them even more vibrant places to live and work.


“Although councils will submit all applications to the fund, community groups are strongly encouraged to identify proposals that meet local aspirations and ensure their local councils are aware of their interest in accessing this funding.”


Mr Fraser said the fund will support projects between $100,000 and $1 million, or higher with financial co-contribution.


“The Stronger Country Communities Fund is a once-in-a-generation investment in the facilities and services that makes our towns and regional cities the best places in NSW to live and work.”


The Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to improve economic growth and productivity with investment in regional communities.


Further information available at