Building Better Regions Fund boost for Grey
Posted on Monday, 31 July, 2017
Fund supports key community
projects in regional and remote communities
Two projects in Grey will
receive a total of $1.72m under the
fund’s Infrastructure Projects Stream
Infrastructure projects to be funded in Grey under
the first round of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund
were announced today.
Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the BBRF would deliver almost $500 million over four years to
enhance regional economic growth.
supports important projects nominated by local communities, which means regions
are investing in their own future,” he said.
“I am very
pleased with the announcements of two successful projects in Grey in Round 4.”
- $387,337.00 to the District
Council of Orroroo Carrieton to establish a Community Wastewater
Management Scheme in Orroroo.
- $1.3m to Elliston and Warramboo to ensure reliable
landline and 4G services.
“I am pleased with the Elliston announcement
which follows extensive meetings I had with the Minister, her department and
Telstra searching for a solution to the town’s communications issues,” he said.
“It is also great news the
District Council of Orroroo Carrieton has been successful in their application.
Stephen Rufus welcomed the news enthusiastically and said the project
demonstrated council’s commitment to providing opportunities for an economic
base in Orroroo.
will be hugely advantageous to the town and will assist businesses and
essential services such as Dew’s Meats, the caravan park, hotels, hospital,
school and aged care facility.
investments announced today focus on strengthening communities by improving
their prospects for achieving economic growth by boosting productivity and
said the Building Better Regions Fund has been a great boost for communities in
Grey delivering more than $27m across the four rounds.
Regional Development Fiona Nash said that through the fund the Australian
Government would provide funding to deliver priority infrastructure projects throughout
“After a competitive merit-based
selection process, Australian Government funding has approved two projects in
Grey under the BBRF’s Infrastructure Projects Stream,” Minister Nash said.
“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 Grey needs to achieve that goal.”
- $387,337.00 to the District Council of Orroroo
Carrieton. Council has identified the need to establish a Community
Wastewater Management Scheme (CWMS) in Orroroo as part of implementing the
Southern Flinders Business and Services Growth Strategy. The
development of the CWMS is vital infrastructure for the town with the key
focus on assisting businesses and essential services to grow and be
sustainable in the long term.
Elliston and Warramboo will
receive reliable landline and 4G services. The project would deliver reliable
landline and 4G services by upgrading the currently overloaded radio link
between Elliston and Warramboo. As an added bonus, it will also improve local
ADSL internet services.
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.
information about the Building Better Regions Fund is available at: www.business.gov.au/bbrf
Contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744