Community groups benefit from council's annual cash and in-kind donations

RAIL WAYS: Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway received $5000 from Oberon Council's annual Section 356 Financial Assistance distribution.
RAIL WAYS: Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway received $5000 from Oberon Council's annual Section 356 Financial Assistance distribution.

OBERON LiveBetter Community Transport and Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway are two of the big winners from Oberon Council's annual Section 356 Financial Assistance distribution.

Applications approved by council total $80,970, leaving a balance of $4030 for applications that may eventuate during the 2021-22 financial year.

Council has allocated funds to 31 community groups, of which cash and in-kind donations were distributed.

LiveBetter has received $28,080 for rent assistance in-kind for Oberon Community Transport. This money includes the rent of space, all utilities and use of the community centre kitchen and facilities by a staff member.

ALSO MAKING NEWS:

Oberon Tarana Heritage Rialway has received $5000 while Black Springs, O'Connell and Burraga have received $15,000 for community events from the Village Improvement Fund.

Sporting groups that have received donations to go towards ongoing costs include:

  • Oberon Junior Hockey, $1000.
  • Oberon Junior Rugby League, $1000.
  • Oberon Senior Hockey Club, $1000.
  • Oberon Tigers Rugby League, $1000.
  • Oberon United Football Club, $1000.
  • Oberon United Junior Football Club, $1000.
  • Western Region Academy of Sports, $350.

Oberon Oberon Show Society has received $1500, the Oberon Showgirl committee $1500 and an in-kind amount of $100, and the Oberon Show Society Ladies Auxiliary received $1000.

Oberon Can Assist has received $3000 to provide ongoing support for cancer patients and their families in the community.

Oberon District Museum Society has received $500 in rates relief, Oberon Masonic Centre received $640 in rates relief and Oberon RSL Sub Branch received $1400 in rates relief.

More winners were the O'Connell Valley Community Group ($700), Skoda and Tatra Museum Inc ($500), St Vincent's de Paul Society ($500) and Tarana Photographic Exhibition ($500).