$110 000 in projects announced in Narromine Shire Drought Community Program

Narromine Shire Council has allocated $110 000 of the $1 million funding to its Community and Economic Stimulus grants program, which was announced in December 2018. This program is for capital works programs put forward by community groups and organisations. Applicants were invited to apply for up to $20 000 to undertake each project and applications closed on Friday 15 February 2019.

20 projects were submitted and the 12 following projects have had their funding confirmed.


  • 1.Mungery Recreation Reserve
Upgrades to hall exterior $ 17,000.00
  • 2.Trangie USMC
Installation of disabled ramp $2,870.00
  • 3.Trangie Bowling Club
20 metres shield quality synthetic grass plus 60L contact adhesive $ 7,226.00
  • 4.Trangie Community Connection Inc.
Disability access BBQ for small groups etc. $ 8,000.00
  • 5.Rotary Club of Narromine
Purchase of a 40ft container to store tools equipment and parts for the Wetlands $ 4,050.00
  • 6.Narromine Pony Club
Connect the Narromine Pony Club clubhouse and Storage shed to electricity from the main board at the main showground building. $ 8,000.00
  • 7.Narromine Junior Jets
Upgrade Noel Powell Oval Canteen by installing an exhaust fan. $ 6,500.00
  • 8.Narromine Christian School
Provide upgrades to existing playground through installation of a landscape garden with vines and a cottage garden plus tree plantings. $ 17,400.00
  • 9.Tomingley Picnic Race Club
Provide repair to existing furniture for local community and tourists who will use the facilities for camping and caravanning. $ 15,000.00
  • 10.Narromine High School
Building to be restored and converted to a school and community well-being hub. $ 10,000.00
  • 11.Narromine Squash Club
R and M Squash Courts $11,152.36
  • 12.Macquarie Yabbies Swim Club
Starter system $2,801.64

Community groups and organisations have been informed of their successful outcome, with all projects required to be acquitted by 31 May 2019.

“We would like to thank the Australian Government for their continued support of our community through the Drought Communities Program,” said Phil Johnston, Acting General Manager of Narromine Shire Council.

“It is a welcome initiative during this difficult and prolonged drought and will allow the funds to go back into our community to support local businesses and people.”

“Utilising this funding forms part of our commitment to develop and build partnerships with state and federal governments, industry and community organisations to foster development and delivery of community services andemerging business sectors, as outlined in our Community Strategic Plan.”


Further Media Contacts:

Narromine Shire Council, Acting General Manager, Phil Johnston T: 6889 9999

Image: Narromine Pony Club, one of the community groups to have their funding confirmed.