Drought-affected regional communities in Barker are set to receive a boost with new local infrastructure and community projects, as part of a $207 million investment under Round 4 of the Morrison Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said that under Round 4 of the program, the Tatiara District Council will receive $700,000 to upgrade the facilities of the Bordertown Caravan Park.

“Communities in Barker are continuing to show amazing spirit and strength as they support each other through these tough times and I am glad to see this latest round of BBRF will provide additional support at such a crucial time.

New cabins, the removal of permanent onsite vans and outdated cabins, separation of caravan/RV area and cabins and improved landscaping to improve overall park appearance and amenities are planned for the $1.4 million project.

“The development of the Bordertown Caravan Park will provide substantial economic and community benefit, integral to the future sustainability of the township. It’s projects like this that will transform communities and help ensure our productive and vibrant region remains strong, resilient and prosperous in the long term,” Mr Pasin said.

“In addition to the jobs created during construction and operation, the development will seek to deliver an increase in the number of visitor nights and expenditure in Bordertown and the region and improve the district’s capacity to host and attract events,” Mr Pasin said.

“BBRF projects strengthen our local economies and drive much-needed local procurement, with thousands of jobs expected to be supported throughout regional Australia,” Mr Pasin said.

“Through the BBRF, the Australian Government is continuing its long-standing commitment to regional Australia, making vital local projects a reality, driving economic development and creating stronger partnerships across our regional communities,” Mr Pasin said.

“We have seen outstanding outcomes from the first three rounds of the BBRF and this fourth round will continue that trend by funding critical local infrastructure projects.

For a full list of successful projects, please visit www.business.gov.au/bbrf