The Holbrook and Henty Swimming Pools project in Farrer electorate will receive funding of $1,000,000 under Round Two of the Australian Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund, boosting local jobs and improving community infrastructure.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss, and Assistant Minister, Michael McCormack, today announced funding for projects that were successful under Round Two of the national programme.
Federal Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley, said submissions to Round Two were very competitive with a high standard of applications.
“This shows that applicants have thought seriously about how well their project addresses the objectives of the Fund,” Ms Ley said.
Ms Ley said funding was supporting investment in a diverse range of infrastructure nationwide, from tourism and transport infrastructure and for cultural, sporting and healthcare facilities.
“These projects are identified as priority infrastructure by local communities, and the fund particularly encourages communities to form partnerships between not-for-profit organisations, local, state and territory governments as well as the private sector,” Ms Ley said.
The National Stronger Regions Fund is delivering $1 billion over five years to promote economic growth and address disadvantage in Australia’s regions.
The redevelopment of Holbrook and Henty Swimming Pools will meet user expectations and provide safe, low maintenance facilities as well as continue to provide employment opportunities, economic stimulus and reduce consumer drift to regional centres.
The upgrading of the pools will provide modern facilities for schools, health trainers, sporting clubs and pool users, and also provide access for aged and disabled members of the community increasing patronage and employment opportunities.
More information on the National Stronger Regions Fund, including a full list of successful Round Two projects and details on the application process, is available online at http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/NSRF/index.aspx www.infrastructure.gov.au/nsrf
The Holbrook and Henty Swimming Pools project was submitted by Greater Hume Shire Council.