Boost to Wannon through 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 over $11.4 million in Wannon.

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

  • The Grampians Peaks Trail ($10 million)
  • Port Fairy Waterfront Development ($1.425 million)

Federal Member for Wannon Dan Tehan said the Grampians Peaks Trail will be an iconic 144km, multi-day walking trail across the Grampians National Park that will attract around 23,000 people each year.

Mr Tehan also said the redeveloped waterfront at Port Fairy will include a dedicated space to showcase and sell local and regional produce, a waterfront restaurant, an al fresco area with fresh local seafood and a produce outlet.

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 Tehan said.

The investments announced today focus on strengthening communities in Wannon, 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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