Local, Independant and Effective
December 10, 2015
Contact: Simon Crase

Federal funding gets Tungamah Lions Park seat at table for community project

A Federal funding initiative aimed at building community infrastructure is delivering for Tungamah. Independent Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan, congratulated the Moira Shire Council on receiving $5000 under Round One of the Federal Government Stronger Communities Programme (SCP) for the Tungamah Lions Park seating and picnic area project.

Indi was allocated $150,000 in the Federal Budget for the SCP in 2015-16. Ms McGowan established the Indi Stronger Communities Program Advisory Committee (ISCPAC) to deliver Round One of the SCP. Community priorities guided the application process. Representatives from ICSPAC engaged with community groups to determine eligibility. 

The Tungamah Lions Park upgrade project includes:

  • picnic tables and benches

Ms McGowan said the project would help enhance the Lions Park and encourage greater use of the area. Council is working on a bigger upgrade project in consultation with the local community.

“The Tungamah community will welcome these improvements. I know there will be an even greater sense of community ownership of the park when the project is completed,” Ms McGowan said.

Ms McGowan thanked the Moira Shire Council for its $5000 contribution towards the project which has a total cost of $10,000.

“I look forward to visiting Tungamah and seeing how the community benefits from this successful project,” Ms McGowan said.

Ms McGowan thanked Moira Shire Council CEO Mark Henderson and ICSPAC representative General Manager Corporate, Leanne Mulcahy, for their efforts in the process.

“Indi matters and funding continues to flow. This shows an Independent member gets results,” Ms McGowan said.   

SCP Round two applications open on 15 February 2016. Please contact Moira Shire Council for details on 03 5871 9222.

 


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