Local, Independant and Effective
February 18, 2016

$17 million infrastructure funding builds stronger Indi communities

Councils, community groups and organisations in Indi are encouraged to apply for National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) funding. Independent Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan AO, said Indi had been successful in applying for NSRF funding, with $17 million allocated for eight projects in rounds one and two.

Round three of NSRF closes on 15 March. Ms McGowan urges community groups to contact their council to discuss potential projects. Grants of between $20,000 and $10 million are available for capital projects which involve construction of new infrastructure or the upgrade of existing infrastructure. Grant funding must be matched in cash on at least a dollar for dollar basis. Guideline information can be found online.

“Congratulations to the councils on the successful NSRF applications,” Ms McGowan said. “Communities and council put a huge effort into planning these projects, and effectively lobbying Government for funding. New investment in our region creates jobs and builds our communities. Indi matters and having an Independent member gets results.”

Ms McGowan said she would continue lobbying hard for projects that missed out in Round 2 for Round 3 funding. “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,” she said.

Successful Indi applications:



Federal funding

Wodonga Council


Shire of Towong

Wodonga City Heart


Destination Tallangatta

$10 million


$2.6 million

Alpine Shire Council


Murrindindi Shire

Alpine Events Centre 


Upgrade Regional Sale Yards at Yea - Stage 2


$1.87 million



Benalla Rural City

Benalla Airport Redevelopment Project


Indigo Shire

Rutherglen Economic Revitalisation Project,

Wahgunyah Rec Reserve upgrade

$1.1 million

(two projects)

Mansfield Shire

Mansfield Youth Hub/Skate Park 


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