The newly-completed Frances Town Square was officially opened on Friday 19th November by Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP.

The $212,000 project was made possible by the Federal Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program and Naracoorte Lucindale Council, in partnership with the Frances Progress Association.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Federal Government contributed $100,000 to this important project for the Frances community.

“I am so pleased that Federal Government funding can support worthwhile projects like the Frances Town Square for the Naracoorte Lucindale Council region,” he said.

“I know how important these developments and upgrades are for local communities because I recognise the social and community benefits that come from increased activity as well as keeping our communities a safe place to live.”

“Partnering with the Naracoorte Lucindale Council to ensure we deliver these projects for local communities, supporting jobs, construction businesses and economic growth.”

“I’m looking forward to receiving the Council’s list of phase 3 projects noting that the Federal Government has provided a further $1,147,436 to the Naracoorte Lucindale Council for additional economic stimulus under that phase.“ Mr Pasin said.

Mayor Erika Vickery said the Frances Town Square project had reactivated the town centre in the close-knit border community of Frances.

“The project has been driven by the community and embraced by the community, creating a fabulous nature-based space for locals and visitors alike,” Mayor Vickery said.

“Many thanks to all involved in this significant community project, particularly the Federal Government, Naracoorte Lucindale Council and the Frances Progress Association.” Mayor Vickery said.