The Federal Government is investing in the future of the Barossa with $567,786 in funding for The Tanunda Club under Round 5 of the highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.

The Tanunda Club Inc will receive $567,786 for ‘The Tanunda Clubhouse Artisan Guest Suites’. This project will upgrade the existing upstairs area of the Tanunda Clubhouse into eight standard and luxury guest suites.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the 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 have worked closely with the Tanunda Club on this project and I’m so pleased to have secured this funding for the club, its members and the broader Barossa community.” Mr Pasin said.

The Tanunda Club Inc General Manager, Jack Ferrett said “The Board of The Tanunda Club is thrilled to receive news about this long-awaited funding which is so important to our future vision for our Club.”

“Receiving this grant will give us the opportunity not only to grow and diversify our business to include accommodation, but to ensure our contribution to the Barossa community can continue.” Mr Ferrett said.

“After almost 6 years of trying to gain the additional funds required to build eight guest suites on site, and the disappointment of narrowly missing out on numerous grant applications, we are delighted that the Building Better Regions Fund Round 5 assessed and understood our story.” Mr Ferrett said.

“Over the last decade our Club has employed well over 100 people and has donated back over $1 million in cash and kind to our community, so I think it goes without saying how important the Club is to the Barossa community.” Mr Ferrett said.

“We are excited about this next phase for the Tanunda Club and for continuing tourism growth in the Barossa region” Mr Ferrett 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 this project in the Barossa 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.”

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