Riverland Field Days will receive Federal Government funding for a new pavilion thanks to the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), Member for Barker Tony Pasin has announced today.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said that through the fund the Australian Government would provide funding to deliver priority infrastructure projects throughout regional Australia.

“I aim to help build the kinds of regional communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to. Today’s announcement provides just the sort of boost that the Riverland needs to achieve that goal,” Minister Nash said.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the BBRF would deliver funding to enhance regional economic growth.

“The fund supports important projects nominated by local communities, which means regions are investing in their own future,”

“The investment announced today focus on strengthening communities in the region by improving their prospects for achieving economic growth by boosting productivity and employment opportunities.” Mr Pasin said.

The Presentation Pavilion will provide an air conditioned and acoustically finished auditorium with seating for 300. It will have a multi function kitchen for cooking demonstrations, catering support and cooking classes.

The new venue will be ideal for conferences, machinery and product promotion and training, education, community meetings, car rallies, social functions and music festivals.

“It will leverage the existing facilities of the Riverland Exhibition Centre to expand its use and to attract new events, bringing in new dollars and supporting jobs growth in the region,” Mr Pasin said.

Minister Nash will announce the successful applicants for funding under the BBRF’s Community Investments Stream – for projects designed to support a range of local capability-building activities – in the coming months.

Under the BBRF, the Australian Government will provide almost $500 million over four years, from 2016-17, to foster economic growth in rural, regional, and remote communities.

More information about the Building Better Regions Fund is available at: www.business.gov.au/bbrf


CONTACT: Charlotte Edmunds 8531 2466 (Mr Pasin’s office)