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BOURKE SCORES MILLIONS IN FUNDING – including $5m for the Wanaaring Road


Regional Transport and Roads Minister Sam Farraway (3rd from left at back) and National Party candidate for Barwon, Annette Turner (centre front), with some happy Bourke shire councillors and council staff l-r: Acting General Manager Paul Flanagan, Bourke Mayor Barry Hollman, and Councillors Sally Davis, Grace Ridge and Victor Bartley. Photo TWH

The Bourke district has scored millions in state government funding, following a visit on Saturday by Regional Transport and Roads Minister Sam Farraway and the Nationals candidate for Barwon Annette Turner.

Mr Farraway announced over $10 million in funding for projects in the Bourke Shire, including $5 million dollars to complete the sealing of the Wanaaring Road.

He also announced another $4.5 million in flood recovery road funding, $506,000 for the Back O’Bourke Centre, $250,000 for the Bourke Aboriginal Cultural centre and Arts Hub, $861,000 towards the replacement of the grandstand and other facilities at Davidson Oval, almost $700,000 for an after hours youth engagement program run by Maranguka, and $160,000 for a new bus service connecting Bourke and North Bourke.

Minister Farraway, a National Party MLC, said that the coalition government in New South Wales was committed to funding projects throughout rural and regional NSW.

Mr Farraway said that the NSW government – in partnership with local councils – was building infrastructure that matters.

“This additional funding will help the Bourke and district community with increased resilience, capacity, and improved reliability of roads in western NSW. […]

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