Resources for Regions
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The NSW Government introduced the Resources for Regions Program in 2012 to support the ongoing prosperity of mining communities in regional NSW by providing vital infrastructure, economic opportunities, and positive social outcomes.
Following advocacy by Singleton Council, the NSW Government undertook a review of the Resources for Regions program. As a result, a number of recommendations were made, including a guaranteed amount for mining-affected regions calculated on the level of impact, as well as broadening the scope of the program to include community programs in addition to infrastructure projects.
Those recommendations were incorporated into Round Seven of the Resources for Regions program, which was announced in Singleton by the Deputy Premier John Barilaro on Wednesday 24 June 2020. A minimum of $1 million is available in each eligible Local Government Area (LGA). Additional funding will be weighted to the most mining-affected communities using the mining employment location quotient in the relevant LGA.
The Resources for Regions Program is administered by the Department of Regional NSW.
$75 million is available to mining-affected LGA's in NSW through Round Eight of the Resources for Regions program. Applications for have now closed and a funding allocation announcement is expected to be announced by the NSW Government in September 2021.
Council has applied for the following on behalf of our community:
Mining Roads Upgrade Program
Cook Park Covered Spectator Areas
Broke Shared Path - Milbrodale Road Extension
Singleton Rugby League - Clubhouse Development - new amenities and function area
Singleton Rugby Club Grandstand Fit Out - Stage 3
Singleton PCYC - Improvement Project
Lake St Clair Recreation Park Improvement Program
Singleton Destination Enhancement Project - Wayfinding Implementation - Stage 1
Singleton Community Sustainability Program
Public Amenity Streetscapes Improvement Program
Grow Singleton - Developing Economic Diversification and Industry Resilience and Growth
Creative Industry Development
Singleton Connected - Joint Community Action Activation Program & Worker - Singleton Neighbourhood Centre
Switching Up Business Growth in Singleton
Building Mental Health Resilience and Wellbeing
Public Arts Precincts Program
Defence Families Employment Pathways
Singleton Employer Connect Program
|Singleton Rugby Club – Stage 2||$500,000||This funding is for the completion of the upper level seating section of the new grandstand. Over the past 50 years, Singleton Rugby Club has turned a sheep paddock into a national level sporting facility that is available for the community to for rugby and other sports, as well as to hold events such as Christmas parties, birthdays, charity fundraisers and family events. The new grandstand will increase capacity for visitors and spectators as well as open up the opportunity to hold national, State and regional championships and specialised training camps for all football codes. The project will enhance and promote the sport of rugby union and provide a fully accessible facility for many other sporting codes within the community.|
|Building Better Businesses – Business Advisory Hub Pilot Program||$250,000|
|Broke Shared Footpath Project||$560,000|
|Community Hub Business Case||$50,000|
|Hamiltons Crossing Road Causeway||$600,000|
|Howe Park and Alroy Sports Field Flood Light Improvements||$477,283||This funding covers floodlighting for the second field at Alroy Oval to include four lighting towers, and the improvement of existing floodlighting at Howe Park to allow nighttime cricket.|
|Howe Park Surface Renovations||$250,000|
|Guide to navigating Mental Health Services Program||$150,000|
|Singleton Showground New Multi-Purpose Performance Shed||$250,000|
|Wonnarua Healing Centre||$299,000|
|Singleton Golf Club||$285,000|
|Singleton Worker Support Pathways Program||$300,000|
|Singleton Neighbourhood Centre – Community Liaison Program and Worker||$150,000|
|Aingleton Defence Family and Veteran Employment Pathways Program||$150,000|
|Singleton’s People and Place Identity Program||$300,000|