Seven Taralga community groups and organizations will share nearly $ 136,000 in Taralga Wind Farm Community Fund grants for 2021/22.
The grants were evaluated by the Taralga Wind Farm Community Committee and were approved under council resolution 138/21 at the August meeting.
The owner and operator of the Taralga wind farm, BJCE Australia, supports the fund with an annual financial contribution, as part of its ongoing commitment to local communities.
The grants will finance the following projects:
$ 6,699 for a new zero-turn mower for the Société historique de Taralga
The current mower was donated to the company by the Mulwaree Shire Council over 20 years ago. It’s old and bulky and still broken down. As a result, members bring their own zero-turn mowers to keep the grounds in pristine condition. The new zero-turn mower will replace the old ride-on mower.
$ 18,400 for the Taralga Golf Club “Golf Buggy” project
The course provides a place for the community to exercise and socialize with friends. The course is used regularly by a group of ladies on Wednesday, a group of men on Thursday and Sunday morning. New carts will replace two old golf carts that were a necessity for people to play. In addition, the four-seater golf cart has broken down and its repair is unprofitable.
$ 41,580 for a WWII memorial at the Taralga RSL Club
Construction of a permanent memorial to honor and remember the enormous contribution of Taralga and District veterans during WWII and subsequent conflicts.
$ 23,780 for the improvement of the water supply infrastructure system of the Taralga Exhibition Park and Recreational Cooperative
The improvements will make the land more water efficient and sustainable for the future by reducing use and costs. This will be better for the city’s water supply, provide more tap points and is more suitable for the current and future use of the land. The upgrades will lower running costs, lower land use fees, and also lower camping fees to a more attractive stopping point, thus increasing tourism.
$ 12,212 for window restoration at the Taralga Community Medical Association
The project will replace the existing windows with double glazing and restore the woodwork to eliminate existing rot.
$ 27,995 to improve the bowling alley at Taralga Bowling Club
Removal of the old perimeter and replacement with a new concrete perimeter.
$ 5,242.90 to upgrade the furniture and heating of the Taralga playgroup
Space will be created for parents to sit and interact while their children are playing. Additional heating and equipment suitable for young babies will be purchased.
Upper Lachlan Shire Council chief executive Colleen Worthy said the grants would have a significant impact on Taralga.
“It’s great that so many organizations are sharing this year’s grants,” she said.
“These are substantial amounts and it is great to see such a diverse group of projects being supported by the Taralga Wind Farm Community Improvement Program under the 2021/2022 Grants.”
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