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WRI: Another $3.6 million for regional initiatives


Business cases and cost benefit analysis completed by WRI have helped to secure another $3.6 million in funding for regional projects. This time $2.3 million for the Central Tablelands Collections facility and $1.3 million for the Canobolas Scout Camp.


In 2017 and 2018 WRI provided strong business cases and cost benefit analysis for Bathurst Regional Council and Orange City Council to support funding applications for the projects.

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This $3.6 million is in addition to the $100 million already announced in the past 12 months for other regional projects using WRI analysis including a Sports Hub for Dubbo and a technology and innovation complex in Cairns, Queensland.

"We're very proud to assist regional organisations to get their strategic projects funded" said WRI CEO, Kathy Woolley."Whether its an entire technology complex for a University that will create hundreds of jobs and graduates, or the refurbishment of a Scout Camp, both are important for the growth and sustainability of our regional towns and cities, and supporting these kinds of iniatives is our core objective.'

Both of the newly funded facilities are important for their respective local economies.

The improved Canobolas Scout Camp will help showcase the region by attracting higher tourist numbers and creating jobs.

The Central Tablelands Collections facility will provide a home for the regions museum and art collections to ensure their preservation for the future. It will also include a virtual classroom and learning facility which can be used by regional NSW.