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Second quarterly payments to Councils in the Hunter electorate are being made under the Federal government’s Financial Assistance Grants programme.

As part of $2.3 billion in quarterly payments to local councils throughout Australia, the Nationals Duty Senator for Hunter John Williams has announced that Cessnock City Council will receive $1.75 million, Upper Hunter Shire will receive $1.10 million, and Muswellbrook and Singleton Shire Councils will each receive $844,000.

Senator Williams said councils can spend the money according to their priorities including on infrastructure, health, recreation, the environment, employment and roads projects.


He also announced today that both Cessnock and Upper Hunter councils have received initial allocations under the Roads to Recovery programme.

Cessnock will get $400,000 and Upper Hunter will receive $100,000.

Senator Williams said despite obstruction by Labor which unduly held up payments to local councils they can now get on with funding local road construction and maintenance.

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