This program has allowed Council to work directly
with small communities to help meet their identified needs
Council recognises that within the Lithgow LGA we have a number of communities that are isolated and vulnerable. This program has allowed Council to work directly with small communities to help meet their identified needs and collaborate on projects close to the heart of the villages that make up the Lithgow LGA.
This project has been designed to promote a sense of community and encourage investment, business activity and economic benefits for the community now and into the future.
Where possible, Council will be working with local contractors with expertise in:
- Sustainable agriculture practices
- Irrigation and water harvesting
- Building maintenance
- Weed control
The project will encourage investment, business activity and economic benefits to the community and the region. All project activities are expected to result in direct and/or indirect creation of employment of local businesses, suppliers and services.
Economic activity in the community and the region will be generated by attracting more tourism, project funding to be spent within he community (employing local businesses, suppliers and services) Improved venues and public lands will generate economic activity. Community focal points and amenities will be upgraded allowing a diverse range of people/groups utilisation throughout the year at various points within the LGA. The project will encourage investment, business activity and economic benefits to the community and the region which in turn will provide opportunities for young people to stay in the LGA. A more resilient community which is able to adapt to a transitioning local economy. The project will encourage people and families to stay and prosper in the LGA. This in turn will lead to businesses, services, tourism & facilities being maintained in the Lithgow LGA. The number of people expected to benefit from the approved project both direct and indirect is estimated to be at least 2,000 people.
Full details of the Commonwealth Governments Drought Communities Program criteria and application guidelines are available by clicking the links below:
- Drought Communities Program Grant Opportunity Guidelines 2019
- Drought Communities Program Grant Opportunity Guidelines 2018