Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA has welcomed funding announced for projects in the electorate through the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).
Projects led by the Shire of Williams and the Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup successfully applied for the first round of BBRF funding as part, which was announced by Federal Regional Development Minister Fiona Nash on Friday.
Mr Rundle said the funding would provide a great boost for local infrastructure projects.
“Building Better Regions is providing tremendous federal funding support to regional projects of all scales – from roadside truck stops to community swimming pools and independent living for seniors.
Projects in Roe to receive funding in the first round of the program’s infrastructure stream include:
- $10 million for the Great Southern Housing Initiative, which will construct 79 housing units for independent seniors and regional employees across nine shires, including Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Katanning, Kent, Kojonup, Plantagenet and Woodanilling; and
- $360 000 for the Williams Lions Park Redevelopment.
Mr Rundle congratulated organisations, communities and the local Regional Development Australia office in the Great Southern for working together to produce outstanding funding applications.
In total 21 projects in Western Australia received funding through the initial BBRF round.
The $481 million BBRF is being delivered through an infrastructure projects stream and community investments scheme.