Gunnedah shire will benefit from more funding as part of the Drought Communities Program (DCP), meaning more projects to service the community.
Parkes MP Mark Coulton announced more than $250,000 extra funding for a variety of local initiatives on Friday.
These are: upgrades to Mullaley Memorial Hall; a new bathroom block at Emerald Hill; new rainwater tanks at Curlewis Hall; new tanks and a hot water system at Piallaway Hall and Reserve; and a water bottle refill station and drinking fountain for Gunnedah's main street.
Mr Coulton also announced more than $30,000 for Gunnedah's Band Hall to be upgraded with solar panels, stage carpet, modern catering facilities and improved accessibility.
Gunnedah mayor Jamie Chaffey welcomed the announcement, and said it would make a "big difference in the community".
"[They're] projects that we simply didn't have the money to be able to do ourselves," Cr Chaffey said.
"Four of our villages have been able to see significant funds so they can see benefits in their community halls ... and that simply couldn't have happened if we didn't see these funds."
Mr Coulton echoed these comments, and said "country halls are so important" in small areas.
"They're meeting places for those local communities," he said.
"It's where the families get together for meetings, where 21st birthdays are celebrated, it's quite often where wakes are held after someone has passed away.
"So it's important for these communities to have these facilities."
Cr Chaffey said a travelling irrigator was also being considered for the Gunnedah Showground.
There have been some concerns about the short timeline, as June 30 is the deadline for the completion of the projects using DCP funding.
But Cr Chaffey said that shouldn't be a problem for Gunnedah.
"Our current schedules say that they will be finished on time," he said.
"If something untoward happens, like a month full of rain, I'm sure we'll have a sensitive government that will understand."
Mr Coulton said other councils had been struggling to meet the deadline but it should not be an issue.
"I am speaking with [Minister for Regional Services Bridget McKenzie] to explain that to her and I am very hopeful that we'll get a favourable answer that we'll be able to expand that beyond the end of June," he said.