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Regional Boost for Tumby Bay under Building Better Regions Fund

The Tumby 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 COLRtumby Street Art Festival project which will receive $99,500 to organise an inaugural COLRtumby Street Art Festival in April 2019 in Tumby Bay, SA.

“This is a fantastic outcome for Tumby Bay and this project will deliver significant benefits to the region,” Mr Ramsey said.

“The street art festival will drive economic growth and transform communities, ensuring that our region remains resilient and prosperous into the future.

“I am aware Tumby Bay has also applied for funding under the Building Better Regions Infrastructure stream to develop a water diversion system on an industrial estate and I am very supportive of this project as well.”

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.


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