The Victorian Government is continuing to back community projects in regional Victoria that create jobs and make our regions even better places to live and work.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today announced Brightening Broadway is one of 35 projects in rural and regional communities across Victoria that will share in more than $16 million from the Regional Infrastructure Fund to improve liveability and attract more residents and visitors to towns.
The $600,000 project, which will be delivered by Buloke Shire Council – will receive a $450,000 boost to activate and rejuvenate the main street of Wycheproof by developing footpaths, crossovers and disabled carpark; planting street trees; installing murals, seating, bike parking, street furniture, interpretive signage, lighting and electric car charging point, and establishing dedicated caravan and truck parking spaces.
The Regional Infrastructure Fund is part of the Andrews Government’s flagship Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, which helps businesses create more jobs in regional Victoria, supports community projects and helps councils to build the infrastructure locals need.
The Fund is key to the Government’s record $2.6 billion Delivering for Regional and Rural Victoria Program unveiled in the Victorian Budget 2019/20 to deliver quality education, health, transport and record jobs.
For information and guidelines on the Regional Jobs & Infrastructure Fund, visit: www.rdv.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
“The Andrews Labor Government is proud to invest in projects across regional and rural Victoria that strengthen communities, drive tourism and boost local economies – and this revitalisation project is one of them.”
“Congratulations to Buloke Shire Council for their hard work and vision. I look forward to seeing the completed project.”
“We are investing in services and infrastructure, helping to create jobs and make our regional towns even better places to live and visit.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes
“Regional Victoria is critical to supporting our state’s recovery from the impacts of coronavirus and we’re backing projects in our regions that will drive jobs and community growth.”
“While we can’t fully enjoy our halls and parks and other community facilities right now, it’s important that we continue investing in them and create jobs.”