The Liberal and Nationals Government is investing in the future of Mallee with $6.9 million in funding for 8 projects under Round 5 of our highly successful Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).
Projects to receive funding in Round 5 are:
- Building Better Care for Mallee Communities, Mallee Family Care Ltd
- ‘Mallee – Back on Track’ Project, Mildura Rural City Council
- Horsham Aquatic Centre – Accessible Family Change Rooms, Horsham Rural City Council
- Great Western Wine and Heritage Cycle Trail – Trail Stage 1, Northern Grampians Shire Council
- Protecting and Sustaining Wycheproof Saleyards, Buloke Shire Council
- Building Migration Pathways To Support Regional Growth, Wimmera Development Association Incorporated
- St Arnaud Mining History Discovery Trail, St Arnaud & District Historical Society Incorporated
- St Arnaud Pool Cover and Shade Upgrade, Northern Grampians Shire Council
Federal Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster said the Government’s investment will deliver better facilities and economic opportunities for the region.
“The Liberal and Nationals Government is delivering the services and infrastructure our communities deserve,” Dr Webster said.
“The BBRF is an initiative that was created by the Nationals for the benefit of regional Australia,” Dr Webster said, “This latest funding round takes our total support through the BBRF to $1.38 billion throughout Australia across nearly 1,300 projects. In Mallee, over $37.3 million has been invested across 33 projects.”
“These projects will provide the means to have modern and updated facilities in our region. These projects will contribute to Mallee being a great place to live and visit” Dr Webster said.
In the north of the electorate, several great projects will be delivered in Mildura and along the Mallee Track. Mallee Family Care will receive funding to construct a new office space and community hub. This will assist them to improve and expand their vital services in the region. The ‘Mallee – Back on Track’ project will deliver five projects in four towns along the Mallee Highway.
To the south, The Aquatic Centre in Horsham has received funding for accessible change rooms, whilst the funding for St Arnaud’s local pool will build much needed pool and shade covers. Investments will be made for the
St Arnaud Mining History Discovery Trail, and the Great Western Wine and Heritage Cycle Trail. Wycheproof Saleyards have secured funding to ensure its sustainability, while the funding for Wimmera Development
Association will allow them to deliver its Migration Pathways Project.
“I’m pleased to have worked closely with local councils and community groups to see funding secured for these projects. I’m proud to be part of a Government that both listens and delivers for our communities.”
Under Round 5 of the BBRF, the Government has committed almost $300 million to support 295 projects across regional Australia, which will create an estimated 9,900 jobs during the project period.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the Government is focused on ensuring our regions remain strong.
“We are backing these projects so local people have the facilities for the future, while creating jobs to boost our economic recovery”, the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“That’s why we’ve committed an additional $100 million under this latest round to take total funding to almost $300 million. This extra funding will support more projects, more jobs and create more economic opportunities in our regions to boost their recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Funding under the Building Better Regions Fund supports economic and social infrastructure for the long-term benefit of regional communities.
“The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to work hard on behalf of Australians living in regional and remote communities. Funding for these projects in Mallee is a testament to the dedication of Dr Webster.
“Our Government is committed to delivering the best outcomes for regional and remote Australia, which is why we are providing local businesses, industries and families with opportunities to get ahead”, the Deputy Prime Minister said.
For a full list of successful projects, please visit: www.business.gov.au/bbrf