The Federal Government has approved funding of $2,973,454 towards Mid Murray Council projects as part of the $1.5 billion Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, which is supporting local jobs, businesses and boosting the economy.

Federal Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, said getting shovels in the ground on local construction projects is important for maintaining jobs and economic growth, particularly as we deal with the economic crisis created by the coronavirus.

“I am so pleased that Federal Government funding can support these worthwhile projects within the Mid Murray Council.”

“Every single project we support makes a huge difference in our local community, that is why we have moved quickly to approve funding.”

The Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program funding will enable Mid Murray Council to undertake projects to deliver community facility and infrastructure developments and upgrades throughout the council area.

“I know how important these developments and upgrades are for our communities because we recognise the social and community benefits that come from increased activity as well as keeping our communities a safe place to live. I am proud to be partnering with the local Council to deliver these important projects.” Mr Pasin said.

Those living in the Mid Murray Council regional are set to benefit from an upgrade to Council’s current pedestrian footpath network.

Mr Pasin who visited and inspected the identified gaps with the footpath network is pleased to see the Council prioritising this upgrade.

“It’s vital we continue to maintain local pedestrian footpaths for the safety of our community.” Mr Pasin said.

Mayor of Mid Murray Council, Dave Burgess said our commitment to invest almost $430,000 of grant funding into improving our footpaths will directly enhance accessibility for our community across our district.

“We are very grateful to the Australian Government and its support through this funding program, which is allowing us to fast-track major infrastructure projects.” Mr Burgess said.

More information on the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program is available at