Member for Barker Tony Pasin visited Blanchetown last week to speak to Council about their project to revitalise the town and make it more attractive to visitors.

$450,000 of Federal Government funding through the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program is being used by the council to undertake a number of projects including signage and street scaping, upgrading the toilet and boat ramp facilities, upgrading the Old Oval with equipment and plantings and willow control to enable better river access.

The funding will also help with the Blanchetown Water Reuse Irrigation Project which will see community wastewater used to irrigate the public oval.

“This funding is helping Blanchetown remain a great place to live and boosting the tourism offer by improving town amenities,” Mr Pasin said.

“Not only will these projects directly benefit local residents, but by increasing visitor numbers to Blanchetown means more money coming into and circulating in the local economy,” Mr Pasin said.

“This federal funding injection of $450,000 into the town comes at a critical time when regional tourism is bouncing back,” Mr Pasin said.

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