Upgrades to Lithgow’s Information and Neighbourhood Centre (LINC) are officially complete. LINC received $453,494 from round seven of the NSW Governments Resources for Regions program to revitalise the facility.
The project involved the restoration and revitalisation of the LINC building on Railway Parade, Lithgow. Works included construction of a new shed, replacement of roofing and windows, facelift to internal walls, doors and flooring plus additional heating and supply of new IT equipment.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole officially re-opened LINC today.
“Despite recent weather, renovations have been completed and the facility is looking fantastic,” said Mr Toole.
“This is a vital service for the community helping a range of people in need and now the team has the facility they need to serve those needs.”
A special mention was also made to four community groups that assisted LINC with temporary solutions whilst the renovations took place. Those include Fatima Hall, Lithgow Workies Club, Westpac and Lithgow Transformation Hub who all housed or provided services throughout this time.
Resources for Regions has been highly successful program delivering 149 projects worth $345 million to mining communities since 2012.
“Regional NSW mining communities play a very important part in the state’s economy, and Lithgow will continue to play a role in state’s economic success for years to come, which is why we’re investing in the future of this region,” Mr Toole said.
“The NSW Government is committed to supporting regional mining towns that supply our state with the precious resources, and these projects will support the ongoing prosperity of the local community.”
Resources for Regions Round Seven is part of the $1.7 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure for regional communities.