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$8,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR STUART TOWN ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION

$8,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR STUART TOWN ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION

The Stuart Town Advancement Association has been successful for an $8,000 grant under Round Three of the Australian Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.


Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee said the funding will go towards new entry signs for the village, as well as a new “Ironbarks” sign at the intersection of Burrendong Way and Bell Street.


“Stuart Town is home to a growing heritage tourism industry and this project will add a touch of historic flair for locals and tourists alike,” Mr Gee said.


“Stuart Town was formerly known as Ironbark and was immortalised in Banjo Paterson’s famous poem, The Man from Ironbark. The new signage will allow the town to build upon its historic identity.


“The project will be carried out by volunteer labour, and donated time and equipment from local tradespeople and contractors.”


Mr Gee said that Australian Government has committed $22.5 million to Round Three of the Stronger Communities Programme in the 2017 Budget, including $150,000 towards projects in the Calare electorate.