The Federal Government has approved funding of $739,428 towards District Council of Robe projects as part of the $1.5 billion Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, which is supporting local jobs, businesses and boosting the economy.
Federal Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, said getting shovels in the ground on local construction projects is important for maintaining jobs and economic growth, particularly as we deal with the economic crisis created by the coronavirus.
“I am so pleased that Federal Government funding can support these worthwhile projects within the District Council of Robe.”
“Every single project we support makes a huge difference in our local community, that is why we have moved quickly to approve funding.”
The Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program funding will enable District Council of Robe to undertake projects to deliver community facility and infrastructure developments and upgrades throughout the council area.
“I know how important these developments and upgrades are for our communities. Getting shovels in the ground on local construction projects is important for maintaining jobs and economic growth. I am proud to be partnering with the local Council to deliver these important projects.” Mr Pasin said.
The District Council of Robe’s Town Entrance Statement was officially opened on Tuesday, 8 June.
Mr Pasin said he was pleased the Federal Government was able to deliver funding of $130,000 via the Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program towards this council led project.
“It’s fantastic to see the completion of the new Town Entrance Statement for the local community and visitors to enjoy.” Mr Pasin said.
“We know how important these developments and upgrades are for our communities. Getting shovels in the ground on local construction projects is important for maintaining jobs and economic growth.” Mr Pasin said.
Mayor of District Council of Robe, Alison Nunan said this project is something the Robe community has long been asking for.
“A huge thank you to the Federal Government for providing the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program stimulus funding which Council were able to assign $130,000 of this funding towards constructing a fantastic Town Entrance Statement for Robe.” said Mayor Alison Nunan.
More information on the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program is available at investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/local-roads-community-infrastructure-program.
The Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program funding will enable District Council of Robe to complete the following projects:
Upgrade dog pound facilities, $10,000
Robe Foreshore: solar lighting and upgrade of the footpath, $50,000
Robe Marina: Erect new fencing, $31,267
Robe Town Entrance Statement, $100,000
Total Phase 1 – $191,267
Foreshore Path, $30,000
Entrance Statement Lighting and Landscaping, $30,000
BBQ Shelters, $40,000
Fish Cleaning Facility at Marina, $20,000
Marina Toilet Block, $40,000
Marina Signage, $5,627
Total Phase 2 – $165,627
Projects to be determined (construction 1 January 2022 to 30 June 2023)
Total Phase 3 – $382,534
TOTAL (Phase 1, 2 & 3) – $739,428