Narromine Mudyigalang Ladies Group receives Inland Rail grant

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark Coulton encourage community groups to apply for the next round of the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program. Photo: CONTRIBUTED
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark Coulton encourage community groups to apply for the next round of the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

The Mudyigalang Ladies Group of Narromine are the latest to benefit in funding from the Inland Rail community sponsorships and donations program.

The community group have received $4000 to replace their sewing machines.

Local Member for Parkes Mark Coulton was pleased to see the project give back to local communities, and encouraged more groups in the electorate to apply for future rounds.

"Mudyigalang Ladies Group makes beautiful arts and crafts, but they also support local causes through fundraising," he said.

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"Inland Rail will leave a legacy for regional areas - including Narromine - boosting jobs and economic confidence.

"Don't twiddle your thumbs and get involved in this program now because the next round is open for applications."

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack commended ARTC for investing in the regional communities that will be home to the Inland Rail.

"The Australian Government and ARTC are committed to working with local communities to maximise the opportunities that Inland Rail provides," the Deputy Prime Minister said.

"Inland Rail will operate for decades to come, providing opportunities for businesses to grow and supporting local employment.

"I am pleased that ARTC is investing in the culture and wellbeing of our regional communities as they plan for and deliver Inland Rail - these grants help support organisations and groups whose tireless work brings our community together."

ARTC has supported more than 25 community groups in north west NSW. These groups have shared in grants worth more than $70,000.

The current round of the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program is open until Friday 30 April.