Farrer – Electorate funding

FARRER – ELECTORATE FUNDING

FARRER ELECTORAL DIVISION

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ELECTORATE WIDE OVERVIEW1

Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)
Following recent floods, local government areas receiving NDRRA assistance in Farrer now
include: Albury, Berrigan, Carrathool, Edward River, Federation, Greater Hume, Griffith, Hay, Leeton, Murrumbidgee, Murray River & Narrandera.

Local Government Financial Assistance Grants
$34,448,381

Regional Development Australia (Murray & Riverina)
$491,865

Private Irrigation Infrastructure Operators Programme
Funding for works to deliver water infrastructure upgrades across the Murray Irrigation network, increasing efficiency and delivering productivity benefits for irrigators totalling $153,000,000
Separate funding of $25 million (round two) and $85 million (round three) for on-farm water infrastructure projects in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area have also been made available.

Round 1 Mobile Black Spot Programme
New/upgraded mobile base stations to increase mobile coverage in…
Wentworth, Murray River, Edward River, Berrigan, Hay, Federation, Greater Hume, Carrathool
$2,659,000

Road Black Spot Programme
Upgrades at Jindera, Holbrook, Albury, Lavington, Leeton, Corowa, Wakool, Mulwala, Moama and Urana
$2,081,705

Roads to Recovery
Upgrades to 17 different locations across the electorate
$88,614,099

Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme
12 Different sites including various points on Hume Highway, Deniliquin, Holbrook, Urana, Milton Meilman and Corowa
$9,360,400

Melbourne – Brisbane Inland Rail Preconstruction Works
$893,663,227 (part)

Volunteer Grants program
To assist 78 local groups across Farrer for organisations to help with a range of costs incurred by their volunteers
$276,000

JobActive
Connecting job seekers with employers
$10,961,240

Apprentice Incentives Programme
Helping develop a highly skilled and relevant workforce
$20,180,000

Australian Research Council (Grants)
Ongoing assistance to assist the creative ability and skills of Australia’s most promising researchers
$3,754,824

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships
Funding to support targeted research and professional development overseas
$88,000

Industry Skills Fund
Supporting 11 local businesses in training and support services to help businesses achieve growth
$98,069

Skills for Education and Employment
Providing language, literacy and numeracy skills to job seekers.
$996,368

Business Growth Grants
Assisting two sites in Strategic Business activity.
$32,560

Export Markets Development Grants
Encouraging local small and medium sized Australian business to develop export markets
$369,425

Local Sporting Champions
Providing financial assistance to 98 local young people toward the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment
$49,000

Sporting Schools
Program offering more than 30 nationally accredited sports to over 100 Farrer schools, helping our primary-aged children get fitter by becoming more active.

National Landcare Programme
Assisting 13 local community groups and Councils restore local ecosystems and protect natural assets so the local community can enjoy the long-term benefit of a healthy and liveable environment
$107,000

ALBURY

National Stronger Regions Fund
Lavington Sports Ground Redevelopment
$4,025,560

Safer Streets Programme
Purchase and installation of 52 CCTV cameras through the Albury CBD.
$450,000

Albury Wodonga Health
Installation of telemedicine equipment in 16 hospitals and staff education to implement a
state-wide system to improve acute stroke care in rural and regional Victoria
$7,300,000 (part)

Albury/Wodonga Patient & Carer Accommodation centre
Help in stage one construction of the Albury/Wodonga Cancer Patient/Carer Accommodation Ctr
$1,500,000

Community Development Grants
Albury Regional Art Gallery Redevelopment.
$300,000

Holy Spirit Primary School
Relocation of the administration area
$454,225

Capital Grants Programme
Trinity Anglican College in Thurgoona.
To develop nine general senior school learning areas, an additional administration space and two shared learning areas,
$750,000

Flying Fruit Fly Circus
A new work – JUNK – in collaboration with The Cube Wodonga, Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne.
$103,300

Trinity Anglican College – Albury
Construction of decking, paths and railings to food tech/music rooms
$50,000

The Art Is Festival
Sharing diverse cultures through the practice of performance rituals and visual art
Mildura, Albury, Echuca, Swan Hill, Renmark, Murray Bridge, Goolwa
$100,000 (part)

Walking the Murray
A community engagement project in Mildura, Albury, Echuca, Swan Hill, Renmark, Murray Bridge, Goolwa
$98,400 (part)

City of Albury RSL
To help conduct a special Corps reunion with functions and activities in the Albury Wodonga area
$11,545

Thurgoona Community Centre
To restore the Thurgoona First World War Honour Roll
$870

Enhance ecological values at Lake Hume, and Lake Mulwala.
Created and implement Land & On-Water Management Plans
$22,200 (part)

Men’s Shed
Supporting the purchase of tools, equipment and building maintenance for health improvement activities at the:-
Albury North Manual Activities Centre $8000
Thurgoona Men’s Shed inc $4500

Community Heritage Grants Program
A preservation needs assessment of the Uiver Collection $5,290.00

BALRANALD

Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Programme
Funding for Lanteri Pty Ltd (Euston) for construction of a new processing and packaging facility, including shed, cool rooms, processing and packing lines, loading docks and accommodation.

BERRIGAN

National Stronger Regions Fund
Subdivision at Tocumwal Airpark
$334,920

Outback Theatre for Young People
To support ‘While You Were Sleeping’ in Deniliquin and surrounding border towns through the Berrigan Shire.
$100,000

Berrigan Men’s Shed
Supporting the purchase of tools, equipment, community projects, training, building maintenance and development, and health improvement activities
$2250

CARRATHOOL

Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Programme
Funding to assist Oilseeds Australia (Hillston build a specialised production and storage shed for cottonseed crushing and refining, creating up to 19 new jobs

Bridges Renewal Programme
Carrathool Bridge
$7,500,000

EDWARD RIVER

Revegetation of the Blighty Corridor
The project will re-establish the Riverina Highway roadside corridor at Blighty
$33,176

Outback Theatre for Young People
To support ‘While You Were Sleeping’ in Deniliquin and surrounding border towns in the Berrigan Shire
$100,000

Deniliquin Indigenous Language Project.
Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre – to create language resources at local libraries and schools.
$34,000

Mens’ Shed
Supporting the purchase of tools, equipment, community projects, training, building maintenance and development, and health improvement activities at Deniliquin Men’s Shed Inc
$3610

Community Heritage Grants Program
A preservation needs assessment of the collection for the Deniliquin and District Historical Society
$5,800

FEDERATION

National Stronger Regions Fund
Upgrade of the Mulwala Industrial Estate Development
$655,676

Bridges Renewal Programme
Hopefield Rd Bridge, Corowa
$255,000

Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme
Federation Way Freight Link
$800,000

GREATER HUME

National Stronger Regions Fund
Enhanced aquatic facilities at Henty and Holbrook
$1,000,000

Ten Mile Creek upgrade – Holbrook
Removal and replacement of bridge planks and deck, as well as other minor work on the structure
$3,000,000

National Stronger Regions Fund
Culcairn Early Childhood Centre Building Extension
$40,000

Green Army
Holbrook Landcare Group – This project brings together ten partners across the Eastern Murray catchment and the Slopes2Summit area

St Joseph’s Primary School, Culcairn
Construction and refurbish contemporary general learning areas and administration
$852,347

St Paul’s College, Walla Walla
Construction of general learning areas, server room and staff room
$400,000

Enhance ecological values at Lake Hume, and Lake Mulwala.
Created and implement Land & On-Water Management Plans
$22,200 (part)

GRIFFITH

Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Programme
Funding for McWilliams Wines (Hanwood) to construct an 8,000 pallet warehouse and bottling line at a centralised distribution facility, supporting the creation of around 118 new jobs

Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme
Widen Intersection of Irrigation Way and Burley Griffin Way at Yoogali
$4,400,000
Griffith heavy vehicle bypass Stage 2 Construct roundabout on Kidman Way and Thorne Road
$800,000

Safer Streets Programme
For the installation of 17 new CCTV cameras in Griffith City Park and Community Gardens.
$122,500

HAY

Hay War Memorial High School Trades Skills Centre
Helping create pathways for local students into the workforce and on to valued careers
$1,000,000.

Green Army
Various Projects include Ecological Restoration of Booligal State Conservation Area

LEETON

Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Programme
Funding to assist Leeton Walnuts Australia’s site expansion – for a cool finished product storage and production environment on site.

Innovative uses of Legumes in Rice Farming Systems
To develop best management practices for a range of rotations in the rice farming system.
$45,620

St Francis de Sales Regional College
Upgrading and construction of exiting and additional facilities for boarding students and supervisory staff
$1,932,508

MURRAY RIVER

New Echuca-Moama Bridge
Development of a second Murray river crossing linking the Echuca and Moama communities.
$97,000,000 (part)

Fairfax Launch
A opening event for the Fairfax Festival – created and performed by young people in Swan Hill, Red Cliffs, Ouyen, Barham, Shepparton, Manangatang, Sea Lake, Birchip, Tooleybuc
$133,830 (part)

Moama Anglican Grammar School
Construction of 13 general learning areas, administration, 5 music practice rooms, store room and pupil amenities.
$1,500,000

Enhance ecological values at Lake Hume, and Lake Mulwala
Created and implement Land & On-Water Management Plans
$22,200 (part)

MURRUMBIDGEE

Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Programme
Funding to assist Coleambally Saltbush Native Nursery to diversify their business to support a new enterprise in production of herbs and spices.

Men’s Shed
Supporting the purchase of tools, equipment, community projects, training, building maintenance and development, and health improvement activities.
Darlington Point Men’s Shed – $5697

NARRANDERA

Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme
Strengthening and re-seal of Sandy Creek Road at Barellan
$234,400

Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)
Following recent flooding, a number of local government areas are eligible to receive
NDRRA assistance, including Narrandera

WENTWORTH

National Stronger Regions Fund
Redevelopment of Midway Centre at Gol Gol
$500,000

Remote Aerodrome Upgrade Program – Wentworth
$270,000

Willandra Lakes Region – Welcome to Country
For the Wakool Indigenous Corporation to design and construct “Welcome to Country” signs and record the Dreaming Stories of the Willandra Lakes for visitors to hear Muthi Muthi Elders speak about the country.
$10,000