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 Pinnaroo and Lameroo communities would benefit from funding for their revitalisation of the town centers.

$2,250,000 will be awarded to The Southern Mallee District Council for stages 2 and 3 of their Commercial Centres Revitalisation Project.

The project will revitalise key commercial centres and surrounding districts in Pinnaroo and Lameroo.

Mr Pasin said this funding was in addition to Federal Government funding of $1 million under the Drought Communities Program for Stage 1 of the project that funded the development of the masterplans for both projects.

“I really excited to be partnering with the Southern Mallee District Council to see Pinnaroo and Lameroo town centres revilalised,” Mr Pasin said.

“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.

“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