Three Wentworth Shire Council projects will share in more than $1.5 million in New South Wales Government funding.

Council has been successful in securing a $1,536,023 grant under the NSW Resources for Regions program to enhance some much-needed community infrastructure.

The funding will support the relocation of the Visitor Information Centre to the new Wentworth Civic Centre, construction of a new footbridge to Junction Island and associated infrastructure, and enhancement of the scope of works already proposed for the Wentworth Effluent Disposal Station (EDS) project.

The Resources for Regions initiative has delivered in excess of $345 million dollars to 149 projects in mining-related communities in NSW since 2012.

The program aims to support the ongoing prosperity of mining communities in regional NSW by providing economic opportunities, improved local amenity and positive social outcomes.

Wentworth Shire Council Mayor Susan Nichols, PICTURED, said the funding would go a long way towards seeing the projects come to fruition.

“This funding will serve a great benefit not only to our community and user groups, but visitors to the region,” Cr Nichols said.

“Council is grateful for the ongoing support of the NSW Government and this latest round of funding will help keep the economy moving as we recover from many years of drought and the pandemic crisis.”