Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said Round 7 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.

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

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

Tantanoola Progress Association have received a grant of $11,176 under Round 7 of the Government’s Stronger Communities Program.

Mr Pasin said this grant enables the Tantanoola Progress Association to upgrade the Tantanoola Railway Station.

“Community groups, like the Tantanoola Progress Association contribute so much to our local community, making them better places to live, work and raise a family.”

“Our local communities are the heart of Barker and this investment in local projects under the Stronger Communities Program is about invigorating these communities and ensuring their continued success.” Mr Pasin said.

Tantanoola Progress Association Ian Lines said receiving this grant allows the residents of Tantanoola to begin the restoration of the dilapidated Railway Station and preserve the history of the town.

“This is stage one of the total project which also includes the restoration of the Good Shed and will complement the upgrade of the central area of Tantanoola.”