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State Budget: Royalties for Regions delivers Bremer Bay Town Centre improvements

For more information, contact Terry Waldron (MLA).

A $2.2 million investment into the Bremer Bay Town Centre and Trail project, including a $1.7 million investment through the Growing Our South initiative, has been announced as part of the 2016-17 State Budget.

Member for Wagin Terry Waldron MLA said the $1.7 million local investment, which was announced yesterday, was made possible by Royalties for Regions.

Mr Waldron said the fundamental aim of the Bremer Bay town centre revitalisation was to support the town’s ability to cater for both future population growth and the seasonal holiday influx.

“The population of Bremer Bay swells during peak holiday periods and the majority of the town’s infrastructure currently does not sufficiently cater for this seasonal influx,” Mr Waldron said.

The Nationals WA Candidate for Roe Peter Rundle said the improvements would include landscaping, footpaths, lighting, street furniture, public art, construction of a civic square and a shared-use trail linking the Bremer Bay town centre and the heritage cemetery.

“Thanks to Royalties for Regions, Bremer Bay’s town centre will be developed into an attractive, vibrant town that will attract new residents and visitors alike,” Mr Rundle said.

The Bremer Bay Town Centre and Trail project will build on the investment by LandCorp and the Shire of Jerramungup that delivered land to cater for the new main street development, as well as a new health facility, police station, shire building, visitor centre and retail and office spaces.

Mr Rundle said the Bremer Bay project comes under the Royalties for Regions $600 million Growing our South initiative that was announced in the 2014-15 State Budget.

“The Wagin electorate will greatly benefit from a significant Royalties for Regions investment of $3.78 billion over the next four years to build vibrant regions with strong economies through initiatives in health, community services, education, arts, Aboriginal development initiatives, agriculture, tourism and economic development,” Mr Waldron said.

This includes $872 million in Royalties for Regions for regional investment across the State in 2016-17.

Royalties for Regions, through the Growing Our South initiative, will invest $600 million to revitalise the Peel, Great Southern, Wheatbelt and South West regions.

“The Growing Our South initiative is the single biggest investment in the southern half of WA in recent history, and will provide essential services and infrastructure that will attract investment, grow regional economies and create opportunities for regional communities,” Mr Rundle said.

The Bremer Bay Town Centre and Trail project is expected to be completed in 2018.

For media enquiries please contact Terry Waldron on 9881 1225, email terry.waldron@mp.wa.gov.au or Peter Rundle – M: 0418 959 810 E: peter.rundle@nationalswa.com