HUNTER councils will receive more than $28 million in funding to fast-track “crucial” new projects.
Liberal senator for NSW, Arthur Sinodinos, said about $28 million would be shared between Hunter councils thanks to the Turnbull Government making 50 per cent of the 2018-19 Financial Assistance Grants funding available early. The cash injection would support the delivery of essential services and local infrastructure.
“This is a major windfall for councils in Newcastle and the Hunter that rely on untied grants to fund a wide range of important projects and services,” he said. “This funding goes to transport, health, sports and recreation, environment and employment projects that make a real difference to lives.”
Lake Macquarie City Council is to receive more than $8 million, Newcastle City about $6.3 million, Cessnock about $3.6 million, and Port Stephens Council, $3.3 million. Maitland City Council is to receive $3.5 million, Muswellbrook Shire, $1.7 million, and Singleton Council, $1.8 million.
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