Media Release - Local projects receive stronger regions funding

7/12/2015

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson has congratulated the Shire of Pingelly, Shire of Broomehill/Tambellup, Shire of Cranbrook and Nyabing Progress Association for receiving Federal Government funding for sporting and community projects.

The Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre project has received nearly $3.9 million under round two of the Australian Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund, boosting local jobs and improving community infrastructure.

The Federal Government has also delivered $950,000 for the upgrade of the sports pavilion in Tambellup,  $825,000 for the Nyabing Community Hub and $300,000 for the Cranbrook Shire Regional Community Hub Development under the same funding round.

The successful projects were submitted by the Shire of Pingelly, Shire or Broomehill-Tambellup, Nyabing Progress Association and Shire of Cranbrook.

Mr Wilson said he was delighted for the Pingelly, Tambellup, Nyabing and Cranbrook communities, and believes the projects will deliver vital infrastructure and community benefits. 
“The fund encourages communities to form partnerships to deliver projects between not-for-profit organisations, local, state and territory governments as well as the private sector,” Mr Wilson said. 
Mr Wilson said funding was supporting investment in a diverse range of infrastructure nationwide, from tourism and transport infrastructure to tourism, cultural, sporting and healthcare facilities.
“These projects have been identified as priority infrastructure by local communities,” Mr Wilson said.
“Applicants have thought seriously about how well their project addresses the objectives of the fund.”
The National Stronger Regions Fund is providing $1 billion over five years to promote economic growth and address disadvantage in Australia’s regions.
More information on the National Stronger Regions Fund, including a full list of successful Round Two projects and details on the application process, is available online at www.infrastructure.gov.au/nsrf.
The total funding for the programme was $293 million, with 111 projects across Australia selected for funding.
Media contact
Monica O’Shea
0402 097 455
(08) 9842 2777
Monica.o’shea@aph.gov.au

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