A place to play table tennis is a physical change to Culcairn as a result of the Healthy Town Challenge, but there's been many more intangible benefits.
The town was selected for the Heart Foundation and NSW government joint project, receiving $15,000.
Activities kicked off with a community breakfast in February and Greater Hume Council community services manager Lynnette O'Reilly said there had also been exercise sessions and improved signage for walking tracks.
"It was interesting because it was a first for the Lions Club, cooking a BBQ breakfast without bacon," she said.
"Part of Culcairn's suggestions when we first started was not just about eating and exercise, but mental health and well-being."
Ms O'Reilly said the revival of the Culcairn Oasis Newsletter was another positive for the community.
"For me, that was one of the most important outcomes," she said.
"There's another $5000 to come to the community if we win, which would be terrific."
The winner out of Culcairn, Nambucca Heads, Bowraville, Ulladulla and Kyogle is expected to be announced by the end of November.
The challenge is open to towns outside the greater Sydney metropolitan area with populations between 1000 and 15,000.
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For the project, a Culcairn Stakeholder Committee was established with representatives from the LHAC, Culcairn Football Netball Club, Billabong High School, Culcairn Public School, St Joseph's School, Youth Advisory Committee, Red Cross with Great Hume Council and Murrumbidgee Local Health District.
Scott Walsberger of the Heart Foundation was looking forward to assessing the community's achievements.
"The previous four challenges have provided participating towns with fantastic opportunities to improve the health of their community members, while also building community spirit and pride," he said.