Farrer – Electorate funding

FARRER ELECTORAL DIVISION

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Major Projects / Electorate funding overview

Electorate Funding x LGA (from 2019)

Total                                $160,460,076

Albury City                       $7,130,298

Balranald Shire                $6,404,295

Berrigan Shire                 $7,538,066

Carrathool Shire              $20,694,214

Edward River                   $9,943,672

Federation                       $13,402,849

Greater Hume                 $15,960,409

Griffith City                      $21,467,783

Hay Shire                        $3,804,483

Leeton Shire                   $5,223,906

Murray River                   $17,784,914

Murrumbidgee                  $9,711,878

Narrandera Shire              $10,782,703

Wentworth Shire              $10,610,606

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Regional Growth Fund – (River foreshore upgrades in Balranald, Edward River & Murray River Council areas) $7,201,285 approx.

Echuca Moama Bridge – to connect Murray Valley Hwy and Warren St Echuca with the Cobb Highway at Perricoota Rd in Moama. $97,000,000 (Australian Government contribution – total project cost estimated at $323.7m – 2022 completion).

The Murray Darling Basin Economic Development program is designed to support communities identified as most-impacted by water recovery under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. Round 2 funding of approx $450,000 each is being allocated to ‘irrigation districts’ including Berrigan-Finley, Coomealla, Deniboota, Denemein, West Berriquin, Hay, Wentworth and Hill-Boort.

Swan Hill Bridge –  the Australian Government has committed $60,000,000 to replace the existing bridge with a new crossing to Murray Downs (project still in planning phase – est total project cost at $120m).

The Mobile Black Spots Program has funded 20 sites spread across Farrer over the first five rounds of the program. Guidelines for the next allocation of funding ($53m for Rd 5A) are due to be announced shortly.

Public Interest News Gathering grants have been allocated to local media outlets  keeping communities in Farrer informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include ACE Radio (2AY, 3SH, 2QN, Edge & Mixx FM), Win TV, and Prime Television. Newspapers include the Narrandera Argus, Barham Bridge, Riverine Herald, Cobram Courier, Southern Riverina News,  Deniliquin Pastoral Times, Yarrawonga Chronicle and Corowa Free Press.

 

ALBURY

Extra funding for local road and community projects (Covid-19) – $2,900,558

Community Environment Fund – Parklands Albury Wodonga Nesting boxes for squirrel gliders at Nail Can Hill – $20,000

Community Environment Fund – Thurgoona Landcare Hawdon’s Lagoon – $20,000

Volunteer Grant – Albury Meals on Wheels – $4,700

Volunteer Grant – Murray Valley Sanctuary Refugee Group – $4,500

Election Commitment – Davey Rd (Hume Freeway southern interchange) – $7,900,000

Election Commitment – Ovals resurfacing upgrade – $250,000

Election Commitment – Boys to the Bush assisting disadvantaged young males – $200,000            

Local Schools Community Fund – Aspect Riverina School Computer Lab – $9,359

Roads to Recovery (2020-21) – Albury City Council area – $883,074

Building Better Regions Fund – Destination Riverina – $134,295.00

 

 

BALRANALD

Extra funding for local road and community projects (Covid-19) – $1,449,660

Drought Communities Program – various projects in Balranald Shire – $2,000,000

Election Commitment – New Changerooms/spectator at Greenham Park – $500,000

Roads to Recovery (2020-21) – Balranald Shire – $999,505

Local Schools Community Fund – St Joseph’s Primary School – Playground upgrade – $15,500

Smart Farms – Local Land Services / monitor and manage ground cover – $38,350

Local Schools community fund – Clare Public School new amenities and garden – $20,000

Tackling Tough Times Together – Clare Public School Sustainable Community Kitchen – $59,730

BERRIGAN

Extra funding for local road and community projects (Covid-19) – $1,692,555

Drought Communities Program – various projects in Berrigan Shire – $2,000,000

Saluting Their Service – Berrigan RSL Memorial Wall at Hayes Park – $10,000

Election Commitment – Southern Growers Finley R&D Facility – $368,000

Building Better Regions Fund – Good Food Culinary Map – $250,000

Heavy Vehicle Safety – Finley Saleyards livestock loading area – $281,500

Saluting Their Service – new display cabinets for Finley RSL – $10,000

Community Environment Fund – Odonata Wetland Ecosystem – $20,000

Election Commitment – New lighting at Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club – $64,000

Regional Airports Program – Tocumwal Aerodrome fencing – $150,000

Roads to Recovery (2020-21) – Berrigan Shire – $1,053,032

CARRATHOOL

Extra funding for local road and community projects (Covid-19) – $2,501,429

Bridges Renewal Program – Carrathool Bridge – $7,500,000

Roads to Recovery (2020-21) – Carrathool Shire – 2,039,395

Financial Assistance Grant – Carrathool Shire – $6,317,782

Local schools community fund – Goolgowi Public School – $8,941

Drought Communities Program – various projects Carrathool Shire – $2,000,000

EDWARD RIVER

Extra funding for local road and community projects (Covid-19) – $1,844,073

Building Better Regions Fund – Deniliquin Town Hall Redevelopment – $630,883

Election Commitment – Deniliquin Hospital emergency department upgrade – $1,400,000

Regional Airports Program – Deniliquin Airport runway upgrade – $2,500,000

Smart Farms – Denimein Landholders Association – $49,990

Roads to Recovery – Edward River Council area – $1,155,804

Volunteer Grant – Deniliquin Mens Shed Training, upgrade equipment, clean premises – $1,430

Volunteer Grant – Deniliquin Outdoor Pools PA system, trollies, esky – $1,860

Drought Communities Program – various projects in Edward River Council – $2,000,000

Heavy Vehicle Safety – Maude Road Sealing – $792,392

FEDERATION

Extra funding for local road and community projects (Covid-19) – $2,654,483

Roads to Recovery – Federation Council area – $1,675,839

Election commitment – Corowa Golf Club shade sails / viewing area – $35,125

Election commitment – Corowa Rowing Club solar panels – $35,799

Community Environment Fund – Corowa District Landcare – $6,970

Smart Farms – Corowa District Landcare – $49,200

Volunteer Grant – Corowa Business Chamber First Aid Kit and training – $1,850

Building Better Regions Fund – Replacement Corowa Golf Club irrigation system – $982,602

Bridges Renewal – Billabong Anabranch Replacement on Federation Way – $907,500

Safer Communities Fund – security fencing and CCTV at St Mary’s School – $97,920

Drought Communities Program – various projects in Federation Council area – $2,000,000

 

GREATER HUME

Extra funding for local road and community projects (Covid-19) – $2,439,935

Election Commitment – Burrumbuttock Tennis Club courts resurfacing – $50,000

Local schools community fund – Burrumbuttock Public School playground shade – $15,000

Heavy Vehicle Safety – Henty rail relocation crossing – $3,603,280

Bridges Renewal – 5 Bridges along Wantagong Straight, Jingellic Road -$926,282

Heavy Vehicle Safety – Culcairn-Holbrook Road Morven – $677,526

Drought Communities Program – various projects in Greater Hume Council area – $2,000,000

Volunteer Grant – Henty Amateur Swimming Club – $1,000

Smart Farms – Holbrook Landcare Group – $43,000

Volunteer Grant – Back Creek Bush Fire Brigade truck maintenance, storage, training – $5,000

Building Better Regions Fund – Holbrook Sporting Complex – $700,000

Roads to Recovery – Greater Hume Council area – $1,553,028

Volunteer Grant – Jindera Bush Fire Brigade radio equipment – $3,260

GRIFFITH

Building Better Regions Fund – Griffith Pioneer Housing Project – $6,000,000

New local Radiotherapy/Oncology Unit – up to $5,000,000

Extra funding for local road and community projects (Covid-19) – $2,428,242

Smart Farms – Ag Grow Agronomy and Research – $50,000

Extra mental health funding for Griffith headspace – $440,000

Building Better Regions Fund – Wiradjuri Cultural Festival – $ 95,000

Safer Community Fund – Griffith CCTV cameras – $405,0000

Kidman Way – Intersection upgrade at Jack McWilliam Drive, Hanwood – $202,500

Griffith Heavy Vehicle Bypass Stage 2 – $800,000

Road Black Spots – Murrumbidgee Ave and Throne Rd – $1,600,000

Yoogali Intersection – $4,400,000

Bridges Renewal – Replacement of North Kooba Bridge – $2,479,950

Smart Farms – Cotton Australia – $50,000

Volunteer Grant – Griffith Men’s Shed – $4,700

Manufacturing Modernisation Fund – Calabria Wines & Converte – $197,700

Energy Efficient Communities Program – Griffith Aero Club – $9,035

Roads to Recovery (2020-21) – Griffith City Council – $1,030,641

Financial Assistance Grant (2020-21) Griffith City Council – $5,750,725

HAY

Extra funding for local road and community projects (Covid-19) – $925,332

Drought Communities Program – various projects in Hay Shire area – $2,000,000

Regional Airports Program – Hay Aerodrome upgrade works – $237,176

Bridges Renewal – Maude South Replacement – $1,800,000 

Bridges Renewal – Replace timber bridge over Sandy Creek on Nap Nap Road – $375,000

Roads to Recovery – Hay Shire Council area – $610,424

Volunteer Grant – CanAssist fuel, food handling, governance training – $5,000

Volunteer Grant – Hay 1st Scouts group – $1,500

Tackling Tough Times Together – Rainbow on the Plains Festival – $46,000

LEETON

Agricultural Shows grant – Leeton Show Society increase exhibition space – $91,936

Drought Communities Program – various projects in Leeton Shire area – $2,000,000

Extra funding for local road and community projects (Covid-19) – $1,394,833

Election Commitment – Upgrade of Leeton Showgrounds grandstand – $496,000

Volunteer Grant – New trailer for Rapid Relief Team Leeton – $4,500

Stronger Communities Rd5 – Leeton Whitton United resurface netball court – $20,000

Local schools community fund – Yanco Public School – $16,753

Roads to Recovery – Hay Shire Council area – $787,666

Regional Airports Program – Narrandera/Leeton Airport upgrade – $754,000

MURRAY RIVER

Local schools community fund – Barham High School science classroom upgrade – $20,000

Extra funding for local road and community projects (Covid-19) – $3,421,567

Heavy Vehicle Safety – Deniliquin-Barham Rd widening – $1,555,842

Bridges Renewal – Jimaringle Creek Bridge – $450,000

Local schools community fund – Mathoura Public School – Shade Sail – $13,860

Saluting Their Service – Moama RSL Memorial Garden – $10,000

Drought Communities Program – various projects in Murray River Council area – $2,000,000

Roads to Recovery – Hay Shire Council area – $2,234,177

Bridges Renewal Program – Yarrein Creek Bridge Replacement – $800,000

MURRUMBIDGEE

Stronger Communities – Cypress View Lodge commuter bus – $18,500

Election Commitment – Coleambally Community Golf Club – $300,000

Local schools community fund – Coleambally Central School Student Bus Shelter – $15,000

Tackling Tough Times Together – Cypress View Lodge solar panels – $59,696

Volunteer Grant – Coleambally Rescue Squad stabilisation kit – $3,060

Extra funding for local road and community projects (Covid-19) – $1,783,001

Election Commitment – Jerilderie Sports Club solar panels – $160,000

Saluting Their Service – Jerilderie RSL restoration works at Memorial Park – $4,795

Tackling Tough Times Together – Jerilderie Pre-School Kindergarten playground – $60,000

Tackling Tough Times Together  Moulamein Pre-School excursion – $1,658

Drought Communities Program – various projects in Murrumbidgee Council area – $2,000,000

Roads to Recovery – Murrumbidgee Council area – $1,209,625

NARRANDERA

Volunteer Grant – Barellan United Football and Netball Club volunteers – $4,000

Heavy Vehicle Safety – Kamarah Rd upgrade $217,000

Election Commitment – Narrandera Imperial Football-Netball Club Changerooms – $1,400,000

Volunteer Grant – Mallee fowl Recovery Group – $5,000

Building Better Regions Fund – Narrandera Earth Festival – $410,025

Regional Airports Program – Narrandera/Leeton Airport upgrade – $754,000

Extra funding for local road and community projects (Covid-19) – $1,817,338

Local Media Journalism grant Narrandera Argus – $14,000

Community Environment Fund – Narrandera Landcare – $2,500

Drought Communities Program – various projects in Narrandera Shire area – $2,000,000    

WENTWORTH

Extra funding for local road and community projects (Covid-19) – $2,315,746

Local schools community fund – Dareton Public School playground – $15,000

Drought Communities Program – various projects in Wentworth Shire area – $2,000,000 

Agricultural Shows grant – Wentworth Show Society – $26,253

Volunteer Grant – Wentworth Meals on Wheels – $5,000

Building Better Regions Fund – Wentworth Long Day Care Centre – $279,058

Saluting Their Service – Wentworth Historical Society commemorative book – $10,000

Saluting Their Service – new memorial at the Wentworth Military Museum – $9,640

Community Environment Fund – OzFish Unlimited – $20,000

Roads to Recovery – Wentworth Shire Council area – $1,533,848