Victorian businesses will benefit from the creation of jobs and opportunities after a major funding boost for water infrastructure projects and environmental works across the state.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today announced $320,000 towards the re-imagining of the Gunbower Lions Park at Gunbower.
This funding will deliver targeted improvements, complementing a planned upgrade to the park to include recreational water access to the Gunbower Creek with a fishing jetty and canoe launching pad, and ecological wetland planting alongside the creek.
The project will also deliver an improved playspace, BBQ facilities and footpath improvements for locals, and tourists using Gunbower as a base for regional tourism accessing the internationally renowned Gunbower Islands and surrounding wetlands.
The project will be delivered in partnership with Campaspe Shire Council, Gunbower and District Development Group.
The funding is part of a $48.4 million investment in shovel-ready water projects under the Government’s new $2.7 billion Building Works program – to getting thousands of people back to work across our state as Victoria continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
The $48.4 million in water projects will modernise irrigation, secure water supplies through recycling and stormwater use, assist with bushfire recovery and benefit the environment.
This includes $10.7 million to be invested in integrated water management projects helping communities secure water supplies in the face of changing climate and population growth by better using storm and recycled water.
Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp
“This $320,000 funding for the Gunbower Lions Park in Gunbower will completement the planned upgrade to the park, creating better access for tourists and visitors to the Gunbower Creek and the renowned wetlands.”
“Improving our local facilities is vital for our growing community, ensuring we have the right facilities for our community to enjoy.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Water Lisa Neville
“We’re creating jobs across Victoria with funding for projects in metropolitan Melbourne and in regional Victoria.”
“By investing in water infrastructure, we are investing in a bright and healthy future for all Victorians no matter where they live – with increased water security and a healthy environment.”