Cathy McGowan: Member for Indi

Indi Matters: $5 million Federal Government funding win for infrastructure projects

December 07, 2015
Contact: Simon Crase

Independent Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan AO, has welcomed almost $5million in Federal funding to help build stronger communities in Indi. Round 2 of the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) was announced today and included five important projects in Indi.

Ms McGowan said Indi matters and being an Independent seat gets results. 

“Congratulations to the councils on these successful applications,” Ms McGowan said. “I want to acknowledge the huge amount of work communities and council put in planning these projects, and lobbying Government for funding.” 

“I welcome all funding coming to Indi. New investment in our region is positive news for jobs and communities. Clearly the more we are on the national radar, the more we are being heard.”

Ms McGowan contacted mayors and CEOs to inform them of the NSRF announcement. She welcomed a number of council delegations to Canberra to lobby Government for NSRF funding during Round 2.

Successful Indi Round 2 applications:

 

Council

Project

Federal funding

Full project cost

 

Shire of Towong

 

Destination Tallangatta

 

$2,659,038

 

$5,328,076

 

Murrindindi Shire

 

Upgrade Regional Sale Yards at Yea - Stage 2

 

 

$363,000

 

$726,000

Benalla Rural City

Benalla Airport Redevelopment Project

$715,253

$1,644,803

 

Indigo Shire

 

Rutherglen Economic Revitalisation Project

$900,000

$1,834,000

 

Mansfield Shire

 

Mansfield Youth Hub and Skate Park

$200,000

$405,000

Ms McGowan said she would continue lobbying hard for projects that missed out in Round 2 for Round 3 funding. Round 2 funding follows Indi receiving more than $12 million in Round One announced in May this year for projects in Wodonga, Bright and Wahgunyah.

“The Indi Way is working. Consultative partnerships, community engagement and strong lobbying has demonstrated effectiveness with $17 million in funding coming from this program in the first two rounds,” Ms McGowan said.


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