• Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has joined the District Council of Grant and the Donovans community to officially open the new Donovans Community Centre this week.


The $160,000 project was supported with $100,000 in funding from the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program, a former Coalition Government initiative.


Mr Pasin said the LRCI program was unique in that it responds to expressed local needs rather than being invested via top down determined priorities and strategies.


“I’m incredibly proud of the support provided to Local Government through the LRCI Program because it’s projects like this that ensure our productive and vibrant region remains strong, resilient and prosperous in the long term,” Mr Pasin said.


The $3.25 billion Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program supports Local Government around Australia to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects, creating jobs and long-lasting benefits for communities.


The Donovans community is benefitting from the program which is also funding play equipment at Donovans Reserve and the toilet block to include accessible amenities and a female shower.


“It’s all part of ensuring that local communities remain a great place to live, work and raise a family,” Mr Pasin said.


The District Council of Grant contributed $33,000 to the project with the remaining $30,000 coming from the Donovans Community via donations and in-kind support.



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