Rate these projects : Stronger Country Communities Round 3

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The NSW Government has unveiled plans to make $930,667.00 available to fund community infrastructure projects in the Orange local government area in Round 3 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund.

The government has changed the grants application process of the latest round of funding.

  • Opening the round to receiving applications directly from eligible community groups who will be responsible for delivering projects if successful
  • Extending the funding period from two years to three years to allow applicants sufficient time to deliver projects
  • Applicants will be required to provide evidence of community consultation and support for projects in the application
  • At least 50 per cent of the Round Three funding available in the LGA will be allocated to projects supporting young people

Orange City Council has assembled a list of projects and is inviting the community to vote for the projects they believe to be the most important. The council will then submit an application to the NSW Government, who will make the final decisions about which projects to fund. The minimum grant amount is still $50,000.

The deadline for voting is Thursday 29 August. This date will council consider the results before meeting the government's deadline for applications on 27 September

The NSW Government has unveiled plans to make $930,667.00 available to fund community infrastructure projects in the Orange local government area in Round 3 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund.

The government has changed the grants application process of the latest round of funding.

  • Opening the round to receiving applications directly from eligible community groups who will be responsible for delivering projects if successful
  • Extending the funding period from two years to three years to allow applicants sufficient time to deliver projects
  • Applicants will be required to provide evidence of community consultation and support for projects in the application
  • At least 50 per cent of the Round Three funding available in the LGA will be allocated to projects supporting young people

Orange City Council has assembled a list of projects and is inviting the community to vote for the projects they believe to be the most important. The council will then submit an application to the NSW Government, who will make the final decisions about which projects to fund. The minimum grant amount is still $50,000.

The deadline for voting is Thursday 29 August. This date will council consider the results before meeting the government's deadline for applications on 27 September

Consultation has concluded
  • List of proposed projects unveiled

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    A list of projects that Orange City Council is seeking to pursue under the latest round of the Stronger Country Communities Fund, has been put out for a community vote.

    The total funding for the Orange City Council area is $930,667.

    The Round 3 funding is open to applications from local community groups as well as the council. The government wants to allocate at least half of the funding to projects supporting young people.

    Under the government’s Round 3 funding guidelines, the council has to show which projects are most supported by the community. Locals can vote for their favourite...



    A list of projects that Orange City Council is seeking to pursue under the latest round of the Stronger Country Communities Fund, has been put out for a community vote.

    The total funding for the Orange City Council area is $930,667.

    The Round 3 funding is open to applications from local community groups as well as the council. The government wants to allocate at least half of the funding to projects supporting young people.

    Under the government’s Round 3 funding guidelines, the council has to show which projects are most supported by the community. Locals can vote for their favourite projects on the YourSay Orange website.

    Orange City Council will then consider the results before meeting the deadline for application on 27 September. It’s then up to the NSW Government to decide which projects to fund.

    Orange Mayor Reg Kidd is encouraging local residents to go online and vote for the projects that are important to them.

    “At Orange City Council we’ve always got more projects in the pipeline than we can fund,” Cr Reg Kidd said, “so a government grants program like this lets us tackle new opportunities sooner.”

    “I’m looking forward to seeing the result of the vote and learning which projects the people of Orange think are the most important.”

    The deadline for voting is Thursday 29 August.

    You can vote for your favourite project here.

    Possible projects:

    Anzac Park netball courts

    Orange City Council would build two extra outdoor netball courts to the east of the existing 8 outdoor court facility.

    The extra courts would cater for growing numbers in one of Orange’s biggest sports when it comes to participation-numbers. COST : $267,000

    Extra Footpaths for Orange

    Orange City Council would build more new and replacement footpaths.

    If successful the grant would bring forward the list of projects for future years, delivering more new and upgraded footpaths sooner. COST : $350,000

    New Toilets in 3 local parks

    Orange City Council would build new toilet facilities in three local parks – John Lomas Skate Park, Perry Oval and Glenroi Oval COST : $240,000 ($80,000 each.)

    Supported Housing for Youth

    Working in partnership with Veritas House, Orange City Council would buy a house to be used to provide supported accommodation for young people. The facility would be operated by Veritas House, a not-for-profit organisation that provides services to children, young people, families and foster carers. COST : $350,000

    Bicycle Education Park - Moulder Park

    Orange City Council would create a bicycle education and road safety education area at Moulder Park. The project would include painting tracks, pedestrian crossings and intersection designs on the disused netball courts. COST : $75,000

    Orange Youth Hub

    OCC would operate a Youth Hub drop-in centre, with programs designed in partnership with young people, to suit the needs of young people , including disengaged and at risk youth.

    The will have a wide range of regular activities and workshops, including basketball, cricket, league tag, ping pong, music tuition, art and dance workshops, chill out spaces, homework and employment and training application assistance. The purchase of a 12 seater bus will allow safe transport for young people to access the program. COST : $336,620.54 .... 3 year program (1 Part-time Co-ordinator and 1 casual), bus and materials