The Mid-Murray community is set to benefit with Tony Pasin delivering funding under Round 3 of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Liberal and Nationals Government’s investment in local projects under Round 3 will help grow the economy and build a strong future for Australia’s regions.

Included in successful applicants of round 3 being announced this week is $339,287 for ‘Energising Bowhill’, a project that will upgrade the towns power supply, including under-grounding the existing power lines and installing a solar power system at Bowhill’s General Store and Community Centre.

“This project will deliver reliable power supply for the community and help ensure there is access to goods and services throughout the year by avoiding power outages, boosting employment opportunities and economy activity,” said Mr Pasin.

The Mid-Murray’s Cultural and Heritage Tourism Strategy has also attracted funding of $15,000 to deliver a strategic plan to identify deficits in heritage and cultural tourism assets of the council. The council will also receive $19,990 to develop a 20 year plan and vision for the region to increase tourism and business investment.

“It is projects such like these that make our regional communities even better places to live, work and raise a family and I’m excited to see the positive difference this funding will make to the community.”

Mr Pasin said the Morrison Government is committed to ensuring Australia’s regions remain strong, resilient and prosperous in the long term.

“We are supporting our regions through investing in important local infrastructure, as well as great community-building and planning initiatives under the Building Better Regions Fund and other Government priorities such as the Regional Growth Fund and our decentralisation agenda,” Mr Pasin said.

“In this round we are also investing more than $70 million in regional tourism infrastructure, to support those many regional communities that rely on tourism to bolster their economy.

“We have seen fantastic outcomes from the first two rounds, and today’s announcement continues our commitment to unlocking the economic potential of regional Australia and ensuring our regions continue to thrive.”

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