The Liberal and Nationals Government is investing in the future of North East Victoria with more than $9.2 million in funding for five local projects under Round 5 of our highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.
Projects to receive funding in the electorate of Indi include:
• Mansfield autism operation gamechanger project retreat.
• Rutherglen wine walk cycle trail.
• Mt Hotham alpine gateway – accessibility augmentation.
• Finding Our Voice: Media and messaging for volunteers.
• Growing emerging extension leadership in regional Australia.
Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie 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,” Senator McKenzie said.
“We are backing these projects so local residents have the facilities for the future, while creating jobs to boost economic recovery.
“These projects are important for our community. Under the latest round of the Building Better Regions Fund, this region will benefit from the construction of an early intervention facility for neurodivergent children in Mansfield, a 48-kilometre walk and cycle trail, improved disabled access, a series of workshops, group mentoring and a workbook for environment and sustainability groups, as well as a leadership program to emerging rural leaders.
“I have worked closely with local councils and community groups. It’s great to be part of a Government that will listen to and deliver for our community.”
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.
This latest funding round takes our total support through the BBRFto $1.38 billion across nearly 1,300 projects.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the Government is focused on ensuring our regions remain strong.
“The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to work hard on behalf of Australians living in regional and remote communities,” 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 for these projects in North East Victoria is a testament to the dedication of Senator McKenzie.
“Funding under the Building Better Regions Fund supports economic and social infrastructure for the long-term benefit of regional communities.
“Infrastructure upgrades funded in this latest round will ensure our regions remain great places to live and visit, while helping support important regional industries which create jobs.
“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.”
For a full list of successful projects, please visit: www.business.gov.au/bbrf