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 Programme 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.

“Our local communities are the heart of this country and the investment in local projects under the Stronger Communities Programme is about just that – strengthening communities and ensuring they have the facilities and the infrastructure to remain vibrant, great places to live into the future,” Mr Pasin said.

“We know this is needed more than ever after the challenges of the last year and beyond, so I am pleased to be part of a Government continuing to get funding flowing to where it is needed most.”

Riverland Speedway have received a grant of $8,000 under Round 6 of the Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.

“This grant enables Riverland Speedway to complete much needed facility upgrades to improve the Speedway experience for spectators.” Mr Pasin said.

“This investment is about invigorating the community and ensuring their continued success.” Mr Pasin said.

Riverland Speedway President, Neville Nitschke said the grant means a lot to the committee as it helps the volunteers out that use the equipment, and reducing the time currently being used to maintain the old equipment.

“The grant will be used to upgrade the PA system and speakers around the track and in the pit area.” Mr Nitschke said.

“The new PA system will improve the sound quality for spectators to listen to the commentary and to follow what’s happening on the track easier.” Mr Nitschke said.

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