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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


Blayney residents will soon be tying up their laces and hitting the pavement with more footpaths to be constructed.

A $410,282 grant secured from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities program will fund construction of footpaths. The new paths will complete a loop around Plumb Street and Orange Road and connect residents on Palmer Street to the Blayney network at Binstead Street.

Deputy Premier and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the upgrades will keep residents active.

“These footpaths will provide access for those that don’t drive or are in wheelchairs, those wanting to walk their dogs or push prams and for families or friends wanting to exercise together,” Mr Toole said.

“This funding will create infrastructure that is foundational to a connective and accessible community.”

Blayney Shire Mayor Scott Ferguson said this project is part of the Council’s active movement strategy.

“Council has an Active Movement Strategy for Blayney and each of our 6 villages, this funding is incredibly valuable in bringing some of these projects forward.” Mayor Ferguson said.

This announcement comes as Millthorpe also receives funding for heritage pavements. A further $284,568 from the Stronger Country Communities Fund has been allocated to the village to renew footpaths around the intersection of Victoria and Pym Street.

The Stronger Country Communities Fund had delivered more than 2000 grassroots projects, benefitting every Local Government Area in regional NSW.

“We all know how important it is for communities to have great places to come together to build social connections and boost their wellbeing through sport or community events,” Mr Toole said.

“It’s the little things that make a big difference to the way we all work, live, play and do business, and the NSW Liberals and Nationals in Government are delivering the projects that make a difference to everyday life right across regional NSW.”

Round Five of the Stronger Country Communities Fund will support local community and sporting infrastructure projects, street beautification, public programs and events that display the best of local character and community spirit.

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