The Hunter’s set to see the profit from local mining thanks to the latest round of Resources for Regions funding.

More than $5.6 million will be reinvested by the State Government to deliver infrastructure projects for local communities. 

Newcastle’s set to receive over a million dollars for works on cycleways and a new café and community facility at Blackbutt Reserve.

Maitland will get almost a million dollars for a pathway between Morpeth and Walka Water Works, while Lake Macquarie will see cash focused on sports and youth facilities.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser says she’s looking forward to see the projects unfold over her next term in council.

“These are the projects we love to deliver around our city,” Ms Fraser said. “We have a real focus on our community, our residents and families.”

“This fits in very nicely with that, so very exciting to have that funding on day one.”

Here’s a full list of the funded projects.

Newcastle City Council:

  • $879,828 for Blackbutt Reserve Café and Community Facility
  • $300,000 for the University to City Centre Cycleway (Maud Street Mid-block Signals)

Lake Macquarie City Council:

  • $120,000 for a Lake Macquarie Centre of Excellence
  • $80,000 for a Learn to Swim Pools Business Case
  • $250,000 for a new Multi Court at Killingworth
  • $595,299 for floodlighting at Douglass Street Field and Finnan Oval
  • $350,000 for a car park at the Rathmines Youth Hub (the Youth Hub is being partially funded through funding received from Resources for Regions Round 7)

Cessnock Council:

  • $314,688 for Millfield Skatepark Extension
  • $95,000 for a business case for Weston Bears Park
  • $250,000 for upgrades to Carmichael Park BMX Track
  • $847,701 for Phase 2 of Rotary Park Kurri Kurri Concept Plan, Accessibility and Amenities Upgrades
  • $105,000 for the Business Case for Booth Park Netball Facility

Maitland City Council:

  • $956,480 for Morpeth to Walka Water Works Shared Pathway – Stage 2
  • $306,862 for Lochinvar Sports Complex and Rural Fire Station – Sewer connection and site improvements
  • $200,000 for a Business Case to upgrade the Thornton Road/Glenwood Drive intersection
Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser and Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Taylor Martin.