“Delungra Sports Association will receive $7,368 to buy a Wazza- cow; a portable mechanical cow used in cutting horse instruction, as well as improvements to the sports ground’s water storage capabilities,” Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said when announcing funding under the latest round of Stronger Communities Program projects.
“The dry conditions forced the association to scale back its usual busy campdraft schedule but there is hope on the horizon with a stockman challenge planned for New Year’s Eve in Delungra. So I’m sure this new equipment and water infrastructure will prove invaluable for local competitors and the association moving forward.
Others to receive funding include Tamworth Mountain Bike Park ($3,250) Merriwa Tourist Welcoming Centre ($6,000 for the Merriwa Men’s Shed and the Merriwa woolspinners). “This is real delivery for the New England, investing in local projects for local people to strengthen and secure our rural and regional communities for generations to come,” Mr Joyce said. The grants are awarded under the $22.5 million Round 4 of the Australian Government’s Stronger Communities program.