Resources for Regions program
Applications for funding from the Resources for Regions program are open to mining communities in local government areas outside of Sydney.
Launched in 2012, the funding gives mining communities the opportunity to upgrade:
• health facilities
• cultural facilities
• roads and rail
• community services.
The additional $50 million in funding has brought the total funding under the program to $305 million.
"Mining supports more than 100,000 jobs, but the benefits can place extra pressure on community resources, such as the conditions of local roads,” Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said.
“It’s important that communities that contribute so much to the state receive their fair share of funding.”