One million dollars to boost local economy
Central Park, the Bourke Wharf and The Back o’Bourke Centre are all targeted for upgrades with these drought funds Photo: TWH
The Bourke Shire Council has received an early Christmas gift with a grant of one million dollars for a range of economy boosting projects.
The grant is part of the Drought Communities Programme Extension and includes:
Upgrades to Central Park of $259,000
Wharf Employment Project of $60,000
The Rural Addressing project of $55,000
Toilets at the Bourke Cemetery of $25,000
Social and Economic Drought Events of $60,000
Bourke CBD Beautification program of $180,000
Bourke and District Community Stimulus of $200,000; and
Back O’Bourke Regional Function and Conference Centre of $150,000
General Manager Ross Earl said the grant would be a boost to the local economy; providing employment opportunities and the use of local products where possible.
Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.