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11 January 2019

Funding a boon for Burrendong Arboretum

The popular Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum will benefit from a $432,000 project which has been supported by the NSW Government.

The recreation space will be redeveloped to include new fencing, road works and walking tracks, which will have lasting benefits for the local community.

The NSW Government is contributing $200,000 to the project.

The Burrendong Arboretum is one of the real hidden gems of the Central West region, and the funding will help with the upkeep and maintenance of this facility.

The arboretum was established more than 50 years ago as a reserve where native and regional plants could be preserved. The space is used by scientists, local schools groups, nature-lovers, aged-care facilities and the Indigenous community.

The project was funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants program.

More than $50 million in funding is being provided during this current term of government for projects across sport and recreation, emergency preparedness, and arts and culture.

These grants are funded by a contribution from the state’s registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machines back into community projects.