Naracoorte will benefit from the Coalition’s Building Better Regions Fund with $18,750 from the federal fund being awarded to the South Australian Volunteer Fire Fighters Museum.Member for Barker said the funding has been awarded to the organisation for the development of a Strategic Business Plan (2017-2027) and funding strategy that underpins the development and operation of the proposed Museum complex that will present and preserve the history of South Australia’s volunteer fire fighters.

The Museum will be a conduit for the education of the wider community, particularly our youth, on the role of the volunteer fire service in South Australia since its inception as the emergency fire service in the 1940’s and its evolution into the SA Country Fire Service over the past 75 years.

“I’m extremely supportive of this project. Our fire fighters, particularly our volunteers, past and present show tremendous dedication and work hard in often dangerous, life threatening conditions, leaving their own family, home and sometimes community to help others,” said Mr Pasin.

“I’m really pleased to see SA Volunteer Fire Fighters Museum be successful in their application for funding through the Building Better Regions Fund to get the Strategic Business Plan and funding strategy off the ground,” Mr Pasin said.

“Without the Building Better Regions Fund, these community investment projects often struggle to get the funding,” Mr Pasin said.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the Building Better Regions Fund Community Investment Stream was investing $6.9 million in community projects throughout regional Australia.

“I aim to help build the kinds of regional communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to. This project helps to do that,” The Minister said.

The Building Better Regions Fund is investing $500 million to foster economic growth in rural, regional, and remote communities.


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