- Second round of Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program opens
- Another 7 Mallee communities eligible under Round 2 of the program
- $15 million for projects to boost Basin economies, jobs and build resilience
Seven communities in Mallee will have access to a $15 million economic development fund for Basin community projects.
Member for Mallee Anne Wester said Round 2 of the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program had been extended to a number of local council areas.
“This will provide a much-needed boost for communities across the northern Mallee,” Dr Webster said.
“This will be available for targeted, grass-roots projects from Cullulleraine to Cohuna.
“Successful projects will help to diversify the Mallee economy boosting jobs and businesses in the short and long term.
“Projects can include things such as tourist facilities and health service upgrades.
“Water recovery hasn’t just hurt irrigators, the whole community has struggled as a result and this program recognises everyone needs support.
“This is the story I am told by communities along the river, that water recovery has impacted not just farmers, but whole communities.
“People in Mallee know what works for our local communities, and with this program they’ll help to improve livelihoods and quality of life in our community.”
Eligible organisations include councils, indigenous corporations, cooperatives, incorporated associations and not-for-profits.
For more information, and to apply, see the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program. GrantsHub page: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/