A forum to benefit western region businesses will be held in Condobolin, thanks to a $44,737 grant under Round 3 of the Coalition Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.
The Western Area Business Forum is a project partnership between Growing Lachlan, Lower Lachlan Community Services, Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West and Lachlan Shire Council.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has congratulated the recipients, and said the forum will be a positive event for the local region.
“The Western Area Business Forum will offer networking and investment opportunities for businesses in the region, and help the local business community to continue to thrive,” Mr Coulton said.
“It is projects such as this that make our regional communities even better places to live, work and raise a family and I’m excited to see the great difference this event will make to the community.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to ensuring Australia’s regions remain strong, resilient and prosperous in the long term.
“We are supporting our regions through investing in important local infrastructure, as well as great community-building and planning initiatives under the Building Better Regions Fund and other Government priorities such as the Regional Growth Fund and our decentralisation agenda,” Mr McCormack said.
“We have seen fantastic outcomes from the first two rounds, and today’s announcement continues our commitment to unlocking the economic potential of regional Australia and ensuring our regions continue to thrive.”
Photo Caption (L-R): Shayne Phillips (Growing Lachlan), Paul Phillips (Deputy Mayor, Lachlan Shire), John Medcalf (Mayor, Lachlan Shire), Mark Coulton (Member for Parkes), and Paul McFadyen (Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet).