Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has met with the Waikerie Football Club and the Loxton Waikerie Council to discuss plans for new clubrooms and their application for Federal Government Funding.

The Waikerie Riverfront Community Hub project has made an application for Federal Government Funding through the Building Better Regions fund.

Mr Pasin met with members of the Footy Clubs Redevelopment Committee today to get an update on the plans for the project and funding commitments received to date.

The plans will see the Hub cater to the entire Waikerie community and surrounding areas and will allow all residents to access activities, programs and services such as education and business events, sport and exercise sessions, social gatherings and workshops in a high quality and modern facility.

“The committee has done a fantastic job planning the redevelopment. It’s not just a footy club, it’s a facility for the whole of the community to enjoy,” Mr Pasin said.

“It will be an iconic community asset, incorporating modern, welcoming spaces for economic, social and cultural enterprise. I can see this facility accelerating economic growth and creating job opportunities not just through the construction phase but also post construction.

“It will be the largest and most modern community facility in Waikerie that will attract events, grow business and be the town’s hub for community and cultural activities. It’s really exciting for the Waikerie community.

“I’m working hard to secure Federal funding for this project because I can see that this will make a real difference to the community of Waikerie and surrounds. Modern facilities like this one help make our communities even better places to live, work and raise a family.

“The Redevelopment Committee have done a great job giving me an incredibly strong case to argue for funding for this project,” Mr Pasin said.

A decision on the latest round of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund is expected to be made in coming weeks.