Ryder Cheshire will receive Federal Government funding to build a second home in Mount Gambier 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 Limestone Coast 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,” Mr Pasin said.

“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.”

Construction of a second Ryder-Cheshire home in Mount Gambier was one such successful project, to provide assisted accommodation for 5 adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. The home will be adjacent to the current home and will be managed in the same way.

The Federal Government will contribute $530,000 to the $1.1 million project.

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.


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