The Federal Government is investing in the future of Murraylands with $3,678,722 in funding across four projects under Round 5 of the highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.
Projects to receive funding include:
|Rural City Of Murray Bridge
|Make Your Move – Murray Bridge Regional Sports Stadium
|This project will construct a new multi-use sports stadium with high participation sports facilities.
|Murray Lands Homes For The Aged Incorporated
|Refurbishment of Jean Jarvis Community Centre
|This project will upgrade a community centre.
|Returned Services League Mannum Sub Branch Incorporated
|Mannum Remembrance Facility – RSL Clubrooms
|This project will construct an inclusive remembrance community facility.
|Rural City Of Murray Bridge
|Murray Bridge History and Tourism Precinct – Sturt Reserve
|This project will redevelop the existing wharf and surrounding areas to increase the number of safe and accessible landing points for tourist vessels.
Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Federal Government’s investment will deliver better facilities and economic opportunities for the region.
“The Federal Government is delivering the services and infrastructure our communities deserve,” Mr Pasin said.
“We are backing these projects so local people have the facilities for the future, while creating jobs to boost our economic recovery.” Mr Pasin said.
“I pride myself on being able to deliver projects that make the Murraylands an ever better place to live, work and raise a family.”
“I have worked closely with the Applicants of these projects and I’m so pleased to have secured this funding for the Murraylands.” Mr Pasin said.
Rural City Of Murray Bridge will receive $1,981,530 for ‘Make Your Move – Murray Bridge Regional Sports Stadium’. This project will construct a new multi-use sports stadium with high participation sports facilities.
Murray Bridge Basketball Association President James Vowles said the Federal Governments Building Better Regions will allow the building of a fit for purpose and compliant Regional Community Stadium which will help guide the Murray Bridge Basketball Association towards their vision of an active, inclusive and connected regional community.
“With the popularity in basketball growing nationally we will be able to cater for future growth in our junior and senior player numbers.” Mr Vowles said.
“We are excited that in the future when we host our October Carnival, we will be able to cater for greater numbers than our current 100 teams and 3000-4000 visitors from throughout regional South Australia. We will have a facility in our region that our members will be extremely proud to showcase.” Mr Vowles said.
Rural City of Murray Bridge Mayor Brenton Lewis said, “The Federal Government Building Better Regions funding announced today provides the opportunity for an important first stage of development of a new Regional Stadium at the Murray Bridge Show Grounds. This funding provides significant support to the Council to deliver a new main show court, unisex change rooms, clubrooms, an office and reception facilities as the first stage of a longer-term master plan implementation.” Mayor Lewis said.
“This will enable the Murray Bridge Basketball Association to expand the facilities available to its members and increase the availability of facilities on the current site.” Mayor Lewis said.
Murray Lands Homes for the Aged Incorporated will receive $98,500 for ‘Jean Jarvis Community Centre’. This project will see refurbishment upgrades to the Jean Jarvis community centre.
Village Manager Sandra Bourke said “Murraylands Homes for the Aged is thrilled to receive $98,000 in Federal Government funding to upgrade our community centre.”
“A new kitchen, new disabled access toilets and upgrade to our library and outdoor recreation area will bring the 1986 built Jean Jarvis Centre back to being a hub for social interaction not only for our residents but also the wider community. Installation of a ceiling to assist with heating and cooling and acoustics will also be carried out.” Ms Bourke said.
“We thank Mr Tony Pasin, Federal Member for Barker for assisting us in our grant application.” Ms Bourke said.
Returned Services League Mannum Sub Branch Incorporated will receive $98,692 for ‘Mannum Remembrance Facility’. This project will construct an inclusive remembrance community facility.
Mannum RSL Sub Branch Present, Denis Jericho said the Federal Government funding will be a boost to the town of Mannum for local workers.
“We have a chance to build a Remembrance Centre to honour all of those who served and especially those who paid the supreme sacrifice.” Mr Jericho said.
“With this assistance from the Federal Government we promise the building will be one that we can all be proud of. A special thanks to Tony Pasin for his encouragement all the way.” Mr Jericho said.
Rural City Of Murray Bridge will receive $1,500,000 for ‘Murray Bridge History and Tourism Precinct – Sturt Reserve’. This project will redevelop the existing wharf and surrounding areas to increase the number of safe and accessible landing points for tourist vessels.
Rural City of Murray Bridge Mayor Brenton Lewis said “The Federal Government Building Better Regions funding announced today provides the opportunity for the significant redevelopment and refurbishment of the Sturt Reserve Wharf Precinct.”
“The works are set to include the refurbishment of the heritage wharf and replacement of the lower wharf. In addition an enhanced landside space will create opportunities for visitors and events and provide further spaces for recreation. It is expected that the redevelopment works will also celebrate Ngarrindjeri and European heritage.” Mayor Lewis said.
Under Round 5 of the BBRF, the Government has committed almost $300 million to support 295 projects across regional Australia, which will create an estimated 9,900 jobs during the project period.
This latest funding round takes our total support through the BBRF to $1.38 billion across nearly 1,300 projects.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the Government is focused on ensuring our regions remain strong.
“The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to work hard on behalf of Australians living in regional and remote communities,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“That’s why we’ve committed an additional $100 million under this latest round to take total funding to almost $300 million. This extra funding will support more projects, more jobs and create more economic opportunities in our regions to boost their recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“Funding for these projects in the Murraylands is a testament to the dedication and tenacity of Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP.”
“Funding under the Building Better Regions Fund supports economic and social infrastructure for the long-term benefit of regional communities.”
“Infrastructure upgrades funded in this latest round will ensure our regions remain great places to live and visit, while helping support important regional industries which create jobs.”
“Our Government is committed to delivering the best outcomes for regional and remote Australia, which is why we are providing local businesses, industries and families with opportunities to get ahead.”
For a full list of successful projects, please visit: www.business.gov.au/bbrf