Communities in the Parkes electorate are being urged to apply for a share in $200 million under a third round of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).
Member for the Parkes electorate Mark Coulton said regional tourism and local jobs are front and centre in this funding round.
“I’m pleased that the regional and remote communities in my electorate have an excellent opportunity to apply for grants under Round 3 of the BBRF,” Mr Coulton said.
“This funding round is a great chance to get local infrastructure and community-building projects off the ground.”
Mr Coulton said the Parkes electorate has benefited from previous rounds of the BBRF.
“We have had hugely positive outcomes from the first two funding rounds, which delivered notable projects like the Curlewis Pipeline, thanks to a $2.6 million grant.
“Baradine and District Progress Association received a grant of $600,000 under the latest round, to develop community owned retirement housing for Baradine’s elderly and disadvantaged residents.
“These are extremely beneficial projects for my electorate, driving economic growth and delivering lasting benefits to the local community.
“I urge all communities in my electorate to consider putting forward their strong project proposals.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the projects delivered under Round 3 will ensure regional and remote communities continue to thrive.
“We have had fantastic outcomes over the first two funding rounds of the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and I expect Round 3 to deliver more of the same with up to $45 million earmarked to increase tourism,” Mr McCormack said.
“Tourism is a major industry in many of our regional areas, and this investment in tourism-related infrastructure projects will draw more visitors to remote and regional Australia and the economic benefits they bring with them.”
Applications close on 15 November 2018. Further information on eligibility and how to apply is available at http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/bbrf.
Mr McCormack – Colin Bettles 0447 718 781 | Dom Hopkinson 0409 421 209
Mr Coulton – Anna Tickle – 0400 050 729