Local, Independant and Effective
March 04, 2019

$3.45m in Building Better Regions grants welcomed for Indi

Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan has welcomed the announcement today that $3.45 million is coming to the electorate from the latest round of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.

“There are 14 projects across Indi that will benefit from this $3.45 million and congratulate all the community groups, the local councils and others who have worked so hard on their applications for this funding. Their hard work has paid off,” Ms McGowan said.

Ms McGowan said the projects included $1.3 million for Alpine Shire to finish the shared bike trail between Bright and Harrietville, $1 million for Indigo Shire for their Epic Mountain Bike Trail between Yackandandah and Beechworth, $400,000 for the Colac Colac caravan park revitalisation, $40,000 to upgrade Corryong Memorial Public Hall kitchen, and $20,500 for Wangaratta Football and Netball Club.

“The injection of these funds into the electorate of Indi will bring flow-on benefits in jobs and economic stimulation and I am pleased to see the communities benefitting from this grant program.”

The successful round three Building Better Regions Fund projects in Indi are:

  • $19,300: Mountain Bike Australia, enabling regional communities workshops;

  • $19,320: Wodonga Chamber of Commerce, strategic plan development to support and welcome new industries, businesses and people to the Wodonga region;

  • $20,000: Open Food Web Foundation, Growing our regional food system to create an event bringing together local farmers, food producers and community, enabling farmers to sell directly to consumers in Wangaratta;

  • $20,000: Parklands Albury Wodonga, development of the Baranduda Trails Master Plan, a five year strategy for the development of sustainable recreational trails on the Baranduda Range;

  • $20,500: Wangaratta Football and Netball Club, Riverside Canteen stand and upgrades;

  • $22,950: Trustee for into Our Hands Community Foundation, North East Futures Resilience Project: Wealth Transfer workshops;

  • $40,000: Corryong and District Memorial Public Hall, upgrade of kitchen facilities to commercial standards;

  • $49,500: Yackandandah Pistol Club, new club house facilities;

  • $50,000: North East Victoria Tourism Board, Ride High Country Signage strategy to develop cycle tourism signage;

  • $91,000: Parklands Albury Wodonga, Completing the Shelley to Tallangatta Rail Trail;

  • $400,000: Towong Shire Council, Colac Colac Caravan Park revitalisation;

  • $400,000: The Scout Association of Australia – Victorian Branch, Alexandra Scout and Community Activity Centre construction;

  • $1,000,000: Indigo Shire Council, Beechworth to Yackandandah Epic Mountain Bike Trail; and

  • $1,300,000: Alpine Shire Council, Great Valley Trail to complete the shared trail between Bright and Harrietville.

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