The Australian Government is providing $150,000 to fund thirteen local community infrastructure projects across the electorate of Barker.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said Round 6 of the Government’s Stronger Communities Program is aimed at funding projects that deliver social and economic benefits and form part of the Coalition Government’s continuing commitment to strengthen local communities across Australia.

“Local organisations such as sporting clubs are so important to the fabric of regional communities. The Stronger Communities Program is about strengthening those local organisations to ensure they have they remain vibrant and sustainable into the future.”

“We know this is needed more than ever after the challenges of the last year, so I am pleased that the Federal Liberal Government is continuing to support local organisations and their communities.”

South Gambier Football Club has received a grant of $17,000 under Round 6 of the Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.

“This grant enables South Gambier Football Club to complete the fit out new change room, gymnasium and education areas.” Mr Pasin said.

The areas will cater for over 400 children and 200 adults who play sport at the complex.

South Gambier Football Club President, Wayne Glynn said the Stronger Communities Program grant was absolutely essential in enabling us to fit out the kitchen and change rooms during our recent club extension.

“We accomplished so much work renovating these areas that they are unrecognisable now and so much improved. Without the grant these areas would be nowhere as usable, the fit outs benefited the whole club from footballers and netballers, juniors to seniors, men, women, children and families.” Mr Glynn said.

“South Gambier greatly appreciates the funding made possible by the Federal government and enabled by Tony Pasin and his team.” Mr Glynn said.

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