The Pyramid Hill community has received funding for the Pyramid Hill Community Centre Development project under the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund – Stimulus Round.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp today announced that Loddon Shire Council will receive $2,475,000 funding to deliver the project, which is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to build the things that matter to locals and help their towns thrive.
Stage 1 of the Community Centre project will realise the detailed design of the complete Pyramid Hill Community Centre project and will lead to the tender and construction.
The first stage of the project will include construction of the following:
- The allied health wing
- Standalone senior citizens room
- New toilet facilities
- Renovation of the existing hall and kitchen
- Expansion of storage for kitchen and user groups
- Development of breakout space and associated landscaping
- Civil works required to install car parking, kerb and channel (McKay Street) and associated drainage infrastructure
The project is among a suite of successful initiatives as part of this year’s Regional Infrastructure Fund – Stimulus Round.
The Regional Infrastructure Fund is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s flagship $156 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, which helps businesses create more jobs in regional Victoria, support community projects and support councils to build the infrastructure locals and visitors need.
The stimulus round aims to revitalise local economies while we continue our steady recovery from the global pandemic by creating more jobs now, while improving tourism and community infrastructure.
The Fund is key to the Government’s $8 billion investment across regional and rural Victoria unveiled in the Andrews Labor Budget 2020/21 to support communities to come back stronger than ever.
The second round of the Fund’s 2020/21 program is due to open for applications from 16 June. Under this competitive round, local regional and rural councils will be invited to apply for grants.
Information and guidelines for the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund can be found at: www.rdv.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp
“The Andrews Labor Government is committed to ensuring our region has the support they need to move beyond last year’s challenges and thrive into the future, helping to make it an even better place to live, work, visit and invest.”
“This project will mean even more to Pyramid Hill locals in the future and we are working hard now to deliver improved facilities and provide the much-needed economic boost our state needs.”
Quotes attributable to Cr Neil Beattie, Mayor Loddon Shire Council
“On behalf of Council, I’d like to thank the Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp, and the Andrews Labor Government for their funding announcement.”
“This funding will enable the delivery of Stage 1 of the Pyramid Hill Community Centre – an important project for the Pyramid Hill community, which will accommodate improved facilities including allied health services and dedicated area for our senior citizens.”