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
Coober Pedy 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 Coober Pedy are focussed on increasing business opportunities and security.
“The Antakirinja Matu – Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal Corporation will receive $20,000 to fund a Strategic Plan to provide greater focus on indigenous business activities aiming to expand business and achieve economic viability in Coober Pedy.
“In different project the Coober Pedy Retail Business and Tourism Association will be provided with $46,000 for a study looking to refresh the town’s branding, and engaging the community to create and conduct tourist questionnaires.
“I’m really pleased to see these projects win funding from the Building Better Regions Fund.
“This announcement is a real boost for Coober Pedy.
“Rejuvenating business 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- 08 8633 1744
September 22, 2017