$8.84m in new building project funds announced for Farrer

$8.84m in new building project funds announced for Farrer

Six local communities across Farrer are set to benefit from the latest round of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

Local MP Sussan Ley today revealed the Federal Government will spend over $8 million across her electorate, unlocking $19.8m in important regional development infrastructure projects.

Successful applications will now see Griffith’s low-cost housing project finally get underway, along with a revamp to Deniliquin’s historic Town Hall Precinct.

The Farrer funding also includes $700k to demolish and redevelop Holbrook’s Sporting complex (pictured), money for Corowa Golf Club to install a new irrigation system, Finley’s RSL Club will now be able to upgrade kitchen facilities and bathroom amenities, and another grant will help deliver long daycare to Wentworth.

Part of a total $207 million investment under Round 4 of the BBRF, Ms Ley said each of Farrer’s community-based projects were a positive investment in our region’s future.

“These game-changing projects will help ensure our region remains vibrant and strong and I know this announcement will boost both morale and prosperity after a really tough few years for many people across Farrer.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said this funding injection to support 163 new infrastructure and community projects across drought-affected regional Australia came at a critical time for communities.

“Regional Australia has withstood one of the most devastating bushfire seasons, floods and now a global pandemic – to say they’ve been hit hard in recent times, is an understatment.

“BBRF projects strengthen our local economies and drive much-needed local procurement, with thousands of jobs expected to be supported throughout regional Australia – delivering career pathways and enabling people to stay in the very communities they grew up in.”

The full list of Farrer BBRF Rd4 infrastructure projects includes;

Project:
Deniliquin Town Hall Redevelopment to provide a multi-purpose community space and convert the Town Hall into a regional performance space, theatre and community hub.
Proponent: EDWARD RIVER COUNCIL
Grant Amount $630,883
Project Cost: $4,226,335

Project: Holbrook Sporting Complex Inclusion and Access Project will see the demolition and construction of a modern sporting complex at the site of the existing Holbrook Sporting complex.
Proponent: GREATER HUME SHIRE COUNCIL
Grant Amount $700,000
Project Cost: $1,500,000

Project: Griffith Pioneer Housing Project – developing 20 housing properties and 47 new housing sites for low-income households.
Proponent: GRIFFITH CITY COUNCIL
Grant Amount $6,000,000
Project Cost: $11,998,800

Project: Good food puts country town on culinary map – upgrade kitchen facilities and bathroom amenities at the Finley Returned Soldiers Club.
Proponent: FINLEY RETURNED SOLDIERS CLUB LTD
Grant Amount $250,000
Project Cost: $500,000

Project: Wentworth Long Day Care – to deliver a refurbishment of the current Preschool to include a long day care facility, providing capacity for up to 57 children.
Proponent: WENTWORTH SHIRE COUNCIL
Grant Amount $279,058
Project Cost: $558,117

Project: Replacement of Corowa Golf Club existing watering systems with a new, state-of-the-art, computer-controlled irrigation system.
Proponent: COROWA GOLF CLUB LTD
Grant Amount $982,602
Project Cost: $982,602

Link here for a full list of all BBRF Rd4 successful projects.