Communities in Barker are set to receive a boost following the announcement of six successful projects under the Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investment stream.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the community-based projects were a positive investment in the electorate’s future.

“I’m really pleased to see these projects receive funding from the Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investment stream,” Mr Pasin said.

“Projects like these will drive economic growth and transform communities, ensuring that our region remains resilient and prosperous into the future.” Mr Pasin said.

“I pride myself on being able to deliver funding for projects and initiatives that make Barker an ever better place to live, work and raise a family.” Mr Pasin said.

Women In Business & Regional Development will receive $20,000 for their project ‘WiBRD Mentor Connect program’. This project will connect up to 170 current members and aspiring businesswomen over two years with an objective to improve their leadership capabilities and confidence via a structured mentoring program led by Women in Business & Regional Development and delivered both online through their website as an online mentor portal and through community based opportunities.

Tourism Barossa Incorporated will receive $50,000 for their project ‘Barossa Region Destination Marketing Strategy’ to develop a tourism marketing strategy for the Barossa Region.

Limestone Coast Food Group will receive $19,930 for their project ‘Limestone Coast Region Strategic Food Plan, 2022 to 2030’.  This project will develop a strategic food plan for the Limestone Coast Region that will direct the development of the region’s food industry.

Barossa Arts Council Inc will receive $17,800 for their project ‘A Strategy to 1000 – Building the Pillar of Arts from the Ground Up’. This project will deliver a strategic plan to grow the successful 100 Barossa Artists event held in 2020, to a biannual event called 1000 Barossa Artists, spanning four council areas in the Barossa region, to be held in 2022.

Murray And Mallee Local Government Association will receive $42,500 for their project ‘Murraylands and Riverland LGA Water Position Paper, ‘Water, People, Place’, which will develop a water position paper that focuses on a unified position for the benefit of Murraylands and Riverland communities.

Riverland Wine Industry Development Council Incorporated will receive $20,000 for their project ‘Riverland Wine & Food Festival Gala Degustation Event’. This project will showcase local wine and produce at the inaugural Degustation Gala Dinner added to the Riverland Wine and Food Festival. The addition aims to broaden the demographic and promote the regional producers to a wider audience.

“Our Government is committed to delivering the best outcomes for regional and remote Australia, which is why we are providing local businesses, industries and families with opportunities to get ahead.” Mr Pasin said.

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