Good Sports help Build and Better Region
Sporting projects funded in Capricornia under Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects Stream
The Coalition Government is investing over $3.2M in projects across Capricornia
136 projects will be funded under the Infrastructure Projects stream, with the Coalition Government investing over $200 million
Sporting clubs in the Pioneer Valley are among the winners in the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects Stream, announced today at Walkerston.
Motoring enthusiasts and sporting shooters are set to benefit from improved facilities following the announcement that the Palmyra Dragway will be upgraded, and the Mackay branch of the SSAA will build new ranges, under the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects Stream.
Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, said the projects were significant investments in building a stronger economy and driving jobs for the long term.
“This is a fantastic outcome for the Pioneer Valley, with these projects receiving $160,000 and $150,000 respectively to resurface and upgrade safety at the Palmyra Dragway and to build new shooting ranges at SSAA’s Brightly complex,” Ms Landry said.
“This will have major flow-on benefits across the community including jobs through construction and the flow-on benefits of better and safer facilities for our communities to enjoy their sporting pursuits, ensuring our region will continue to thrive and prosper into the future.”
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the project will deliver significant economic and social benefits to the community.
“Under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream, the Coalition Government is investing well over $200 million in 136 projects with a total leveraged project value of $459 million,” Dr McVeigh said.
“This means, in each successful community much anticipated local projects are receiving the funds needed to take a big idea and make it a reality.
“The Coalition has a plan for regional Australia and we are focused on getting it done. It’s a plan to create more jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities”.
“A further $200 million was announced in the 2018-19 Budget for a third round of the Building Better Regions Fund - a clear indication of the Coalition Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.”
The second round of the Building Better Regions Fund, which includes the Community Investments stream and the Infrastructure Projects stream, is expected to create some 10,000 jobs from over 240 projects.