The Talbingo Progress Association were celebrating on Tuesday when $350,000 in State Government funding was announced to build a new walking track from the centre of Talbingo to the Snowy Mountains Highway.
Many members of the Association gathered at Talbingo Country Club to hear the announcement from Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW Bronnie Taylor, Wagga Wagga MLC Wes Fang and Snowy Valleys Mayor James Hayes.
The Progress Association proposed the project and campaigned for it, and the council secured the funding from the Government via the Stronger Country Communities Fund. Talbingo Progress Association vice-chairman James Smith said the walking track would be a great asset to the town.
“We’ve been asking for it for quite a while,” he said.
“The walking track as it is gets quite a lot of use, so it will be good for the town.”
Mrs Taylor said the project would appeal to both locals and visitors.
“The path will not only contribute to the health and wellbeing of residents of Talbingo, but will also provide an attraction for tourists when they’re in town,” she said.
“It’s a great investment in the future of Talbingo.”
It brings to $462,061 the Stonger Country Communites Fund money spent on three Talbingo projects, the other two being the resurfacing of two tennis courts with synthetic grass at the Country Club, and $54,970 for disability renovations at the club.