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Building Better Regions Fund boost for Melrose


  • Fund supports key community projects in regional and remote communities

  • Nationwide, 147 projects will share in $6.9 million which spurs and extra $5.4 million in investment


Tourists to Melrose and locals will benefit from two projects funded through the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.


Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey announced seven successful projects in Grey under the first round of the fund today and welcomed the Federal Government’s continued commitment to regional Australia.


“The two successful projects in Melrose, both through the District Council of Mount Remarkable, are focussed on increasing business and tourism opportunities in the town.


“The Melrose Caravan Park expansion project will receive $18,000 to plan, design and make recommendations of how best to completed the Rail Trail corridor within the District Council of Mount Remarkable.


“The other successful project is funding of $18,000 to conduct a research study and recommendations of how best to expend money at the Melrose Caravan Park.


“I’m really pleased to see these projects win funding from the Building Better Regions Fund.


“This announcement is a real boost for Melrose, which has become a fantastic tourist attraction in recent years.

“Rejuvenating the caravan park and invigorating enthusiasm will benefit the entire community.


“Without the Building Better Regions Fund, these community investment projects often struggle to get funding.”


Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the Building Better Regions Fund Community Investment Stream was investing $6.9 million in community projects throughout regional Australia.


“I aim to help build the kinds of regional communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to. These projects help to do that.”


The Building Better Regions Fund is investing $500 million to foster economic growth in rural, regional, and remote communities.



Media Contact; Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744

September 22, 2017

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