Change is certainly in the air at the Wallerawang Bowling Club. Major extensions are nearly complete and they are looking great.
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When completed the club will have a brand new kitchen, dining and function area and amenities.
Board members Donna Coupland and bowls secretary and Vice President Craig Pugsley we're very proud to show me the new upgrades Can't wait to see the extensions swing into action.
A shout out also goes to Secretary Manager Stephen Jackson who is doing a top job!!
We can look forward to having more opportunities to get social and make new friends thanks to a NSW Government initiative to combat isolation.
Applications are now open for the Seniors Staying Social grants program, with $600,000 available across the state to fund one-off grants for locally driven projects that promote social inclusion for older people.
Funding could go towards enhancing an existing program, expanding a program to suit a wider audience or creating new programs to combat social isolation.
There are so many health benefits to social interaction and we want our senior citizens to be involved with our community with even more activities on offer for them to enjoy.
Acting Minister for Seniors Geoff Lee said the NSW Government is looking to support projects that help older people connect with each other and enable them to develop quality relationships.
"We want to provide more opportunities for our seniors to get out of the house and try new activities while having great conversations with people they have never met before," said Mr Lee.
"Loneliness and social isolation can have adverse effects on our senior's mental health so we are looking to fund programs which foster inclusion and encourage positive social outcomes for people over 65."
Social inclusion is a key priority of the NSW Ageing Strategy and is part of the NSW Government's key commitment to meet the needs of our ageing population.
Applications close on April 19, 2020. Visit www.facs.nsw.gov.au/inclusion/seniors/seniorsstayingsocial.
Rain, fire or rock slides won't stop Transport for NSW crews from working flat out to re-open Five Mile Road.
Re-opening the road is not an easy task, with crews having already removed 581 trees, replaced 2.5 km of guard rail and removed 970 tonnes of material.
Thank you to everyone for the patience. It is hoped this road can be reopened in the coming weeks.
Motorists travelling between Gulgong and Wellington are set to benefit from completed safety upgrades to Goolma Road at Two Mile Flat.
The new safety barrier and widened road shoulders would provide motorists with safer journeys.
The improvements include a new safety barrier on the northern side of the road, widened road shoulders, new signs and the removal of trees on the northern side of the road to improve sight distances.
It's great to see the NSW Government continue to invest in projects that make a real different to regional communities.
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