Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has congratulated the Renmark Rowing Club on their successful application to Round 8 of the Stronger Communities Program.


The Renmark Rowing Club will receive $18,995 Refurbishment of our kitchen, upgrade of TV audio equipment and establish club website.


Renmark Rowing Club has been catering for recreational and competitive rowing since 1919.


The Club will use the funding to replace the old kitchen whitegoods with modern equipment that would assist in gatherings of members and save on power use.


Replacing the aging TV and audio equipment with a smart TV will allow the Club to use bluetooth connectivity for the rowing machines, while the creation of a website will enable the club to display stories gathered over the club’s 103 years.


Mr Pasin said he was pleased that the Renmark Rowing Club could take advantage of the highly successful funding program.


“The former Coalition Government focused heavily on local capacity building by targeting funding to grassroots community and sporting organisations like the Renmark Rowing Club, enabling them to improve their facilities because well maintained facilities contribute to stronger clubs which in turn contribute to making even stronger communities,” Mr Pasin said.


Since 2016 the Coalition’s Stronger Communities Program has provided small grants to community organisations and local governments for small capital projects that deliver social benefits for local communities. The Program committed funding to over 15,000 community–based projects across Australia.


Community-led projects across Barker have shared in $1,200,000, including the Mantung Institute, Loxton North Netball Club changerooms, Waikerie Unity Church – Youth Hub, Renmark Girl Guide Hall, Berri Girl Guide Hall, Waikerie Bowling Club, Loxcare Shed extension, U3A Riverland air- conditioning, the Riverland Speedway PA system upgrade.


“Unfortunately, the Albanese Government has decided not to continue funding for the Stronger Communities Program so whilst it’s fantastic that the Renmark Rowing Golf Club was able to take advantage of this Coalition program it’s very sad those opportunities no longer exist,” Mr Pasin said.


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