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Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils

Camden, Campbelltown, Wollondilly


MEDIA RELEASE - President Welcomes Federal Government Grants

21 November 2008

Statement from the President of MACROC, Cr Anoulack Chanthivong:

"I am delighted to confirm that the Macarthur region has received $2.761 million in Federal grants from the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, following the inaugural meeting of the Australian Council of Local Government in Canberra on Tuesday 18 December.

The Macarthur region has done particularly well with Campbelltown City Council securing $1,517,000, Wollondilly Shire Council receiving $638,000, and Camden Council $606,000 in Federal funding.

This is an excellent outcome for our region and clearly demonstrates the Federal Government’s commitment to work directly with our three local Councils to help deliver better services and facilities for our community", Councillor Chanthivong said.

The Federal Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (PRCIP) is clear evidence of the Federal Government’s commitment to developing a strong and direct relationship with Local Government. It is also an acknowledgement by the Federal Government of the vital role that Local Government plays in our community.

“This initiative by the Prime Minister represents a new and stronger relationship between local government and the national government to work together to deal with the challenges faced by Councils and more importantly to deliver outcomes and solutions that will help build better communities across the country.

On behalf of the MACROC Board and the region, I would also like to pay special mention to the Member for Werriwa, Mr Chris Hayes MP, who has played a pivotal role in promoting our region’s interests.

The monies that our region has secured will go towards essential infrastructure projects that each local government area will identify. Apart from the creation of projects and facilities that will benefit the community, the funding will also help generate local jobs and stimulate economic activity.

The funding package is an economically responsible stimulus package that will boost Macarthur’s local economy and boost local jobs at an important time in the economic cycle”, Councillor Chanthivong said.


Media Contact:

Anoulack Chanthivong
MACROC President

Mobile: 0412 413 377


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