Boost to Albany through National Stronger Regions Fund

13/5/2015

The Commonwealth Government has today announced infrastructure projects to be funded in O’Connor under the $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund.

The Government will provide $212 million in funding to 51 priority infrastructure projects nationwide in round one of the programme, including $997,000 in O’Connor.

The following project will receive funding up to a maximum of 50 per cent of the total project cost under the Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund:
- Construction of the Albany Visitors Centre

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the project will deliver an iconic building that will house a new tourist information hub and showcase for regional produce, involving the co-location of the Albany Visitors Centre and Public Library.

The National Stronger Regions Fund will deliver $1 billion over five years to enhance economic growth and sustain regions into the future.

The Government has been exceptionally pleased with the amount of interest in the Fund, with 405 applications received in round one, seeking funding of over $1.2 billion.

After a competitive merit-based selection process, Government funding has been approved for 51 local projects around the nation.

“We are committed to strengthening regions across Australia by investing in projects to build or upgrade vital infrastructure,” Mr Wilson said.

“The investments announced today focus on strengthening communities in O’Connor, by improving economic growth, boosting productivity and creating employment opportunities.”

More information about the National Stronger Regions Fund is available online on www.infrastructure.gov.au/nsrf.

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