Regional Boost for Streaky Bay under Building Better Regions Fund
Posted in Media Releases on Wednesday, 4 July, 2018
The Streaky Bay community is set to receive a boost following the announcement of a successful project under the Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investment stream.
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the Coalition Government’s investment of more than $230,000 in Grey, to support seven community-based projects, was a positive for the region’s future.
The successful project is the Ingrained: Ephemeral Eco Art Project - Sand sculpture installation project which will receive $17,350 to create a strategic plan for the VISIBLE Festival to add a new portion to the event with sand-related activities.
“This is a fantastic outcome for Streaky Bay and this project will deliver significant benefits to the region,” Mr Ramsey said.
“The addition of a sand sculpture installation to the VISIBLE Festival will add a new dimension to the festival and drive tourism and economic growth, ensuring that our region remains resilient and prosperous into the future.”
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the Building Better Regions Fund continues to deliver major benefits for rural, regional and remote communities throughout Australia.
“Under round two, the Coalition Government is investing more than $4 million in over 100 community investment stream projects across Australia, valued at over $7.3 million,” Minister McVeigh said.
“This is expected to create more than 4,000 jobs which will beef up local economies.”
The Coalition Government has invested an additional $200 million in the 2018-19 Federal Budget to deliver another round of the Building Better Regions Fund.
Successful projects for round two of the Infrastructure stream will be announced in the near future.
Contact: Kendall Jackson (08)8633 1744