Millions of dollars for councils in the Far West
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro today announced a $20 million package for councils in the state’s Far West to help establish two Joint Organisations and fund air services, better roads, tourism and culture projects in the region.
Mr Barilaro made the announcement after presenting a multi-million dollar funding package to a meeting of representatives from eight Far West councils at Parliament House in Sydney this morning.
Mr Barilaro said the funding was critical to helping the councils deliver for the most remote parts of NSW.
“As Minister for Regional NSW, I recognise the unique needs and challenges of the vast Far West which covers almost half the land area of NSW,” Mr Barilaro said.
“We’ve put millions of dollars on the table to help encourage councils in the Far West to voluntarily join a Joint Organisation,” he said
Late last year the NSW Government introduced legislation to allow local councils in regional NSW to join forces and voluntarily form Joint Organisations.