Water measures, solar power and amenities upgrade projects will be funded in the Gunnedah shire in the coming months.
The $1 million in funding was announced by Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson on Tuesday and will get cash flowing through the shire.
More than $260,000 has been allocated for parkland Irrigation and a smart monitoring project in Gunnedah, which includes the installation of automated and smart monitored watering systems at the Gunnedah Showground and Pensioners Hill Reserve.
Breeza, Carroll, Emerald Hill and Kelvin will benefit from the installation of automatic standpipes and associated infrastructure; a project worth $455,000.
"The activities will include getting approvals for and drilling bores, installation of pumps, plumbing and electrical components, roadworks and landscaping to ensure safe vehicle access and water drainage and installation of the standpipes," Mr Anderson said.
Gunnedah Shire Band's hall will receive a $120,000 makeover of its amenities, including disabled access, and the installation of audio-visual equipment.
Solar power will be installed at key community infrastructure sites to generate solar power to run the Waste Water Management Facility at the sewerage treatment plant and sewer pump station. Mr Anderson said the $160,000 investment will "significantly reduce annual energy costs".
"The project activities require surveying and approval of a DA, then site preparation, installation of 400 panels across the two sites, electrical works, secure fencing and connections to pumps and the facilities," he said.
The MP said the projects would help the Gunnedah shire "move towards recovery, measures that relieve financial stress for farmers and water infrastructure to boost drought resilience" and support local businesses and communities.
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