STRONGER COUNTRY COMMUNITIES FUND LIGHTS UP THE LIVERPOOL PLAINS
Communities in Wallabadah and Qurindi are the beneficiaries of more than $1 million of investment in lighting upgrades and disability access thanks to the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson announced that $1,037,643 in funding would go towards upgrading the lighting at Longfield Ovals (1 and 2) in Quirindi, upgrading street lighting in Wallabadah, and improving disability access in Quirindi.
“When we invest in our regional communities, great things happen,” Mr Anderson said.
“We are investing $685,200 in upgrading the lights at Longfield Ovals, and it’s my hope that we will be seeing day/night cricket in Quirindi very soon,” Mr Anderson said.
“We’re also lighting up the streets of Wallabadah, making the town a safer place for residents and visitors alike.”
Liverpool Plains Shire Mayor Doug Hawkins OAM said the upgrades to Longfield Ovals was a big win for the community.
“These ovals are used extensively for a wide range of sporting events and activities and these improvements will make them far more accessible for users right throughout the year,” said Mayor Councillor Doug Hawkins OAM.
Wallabadah Community Association President Tania Hartigan welcomed the $77,133 investment in street lighting upgrades in Wallabadah.
“The Wallabadah Community Association would like to thank the effort and work that has gone into acquiring this grant by the Liverpool Plains Shire Council and for their support of our village. The lighting is certainly going to make it a safer place and will be helpful for the tourists who come and stay in our freedom camping ground,” said Ms. Hartigan.
Mr Anderson concluded that a $275,310 investment in disability upgrades in Quirindi were important for a community with an ageing population.
“We need to do everything we can to make public infrastructure and amenities accessible for all, which is why it’s great to see significant funding going towards disability amenities and access in Quirindi.”