Carrathool Shire has got a spring back in its step, following a $1 million upgrade to its public spaces and buildings.
Carrathool Shire Council has recently completed 21 projects to revamp the area, courtesy of a million dollar Drought Communities Programme federal grant.
Carrathool Shire Council mayor Peter Laird said the money gave some much-needed relief for the drought-struck region.
"This has made a real difference for our community," Councillor Laird said.
The projects include upgrades to community halls, refurbished sporting facilities, and new recreational spaces in Carrathool, Hillston, Goolgowi, and surrounding towns within the shire.
Council's general manager Rick Warren said the projects would give a much-needed boost to the region's economy.
"The guidelines of the funding were that Council would undertake those projects which brought not only an economic but also a strong community benefit to the Shire, both during the construction phase, as well as into the future," Mr Warren said
"It's not often that Shires such as Carrathool get the opportunity to undertake community projects such as we have."
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