| July 12, 2018
Funding Builds Better Regions in Cobram
• Cobram Community Soccer Pavilion in Murray funded under Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects Stream
• The Coalition Government is investing $2.3 million in projects in the electorate of Murray
• 136 projects will be funded under the Infrastructure Projects stream, with the Coalition Government investing over $200 million
The Murray electorate is set to benefit from improved community connections and social inclusion following the announcement that the Cobram Community Soccer Pavilion project will be funded under the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream.
Federal Member for Murray the Hon Damian Drum MP said the project was a significant investment in building a stronger community and will be an economic driver for the region. The new pavilion will give Cobram opportunities to host gala events/country championships for netball, soccer and basketball.
“This is a fantastic outcome for the Cobram community, with the project receiving $615,000 to construct a new community multi-purpose sports pavilion primarily for the 10 Cobram Roar soccer teams and the 300 children that play in the junior league as well as servicing the netball courts and basketball stadium,” Mr Drum said
“This will have major flow-on benefits across the community including an increase in volunteers, improving community connections and social inclusion in the Cobram community, ensuring our region will continue to thrive and prosper into the future.”
Mayor of Moira Shire Council Libro Mustica said this funding would help build facilities the Cobram Roar Soccer Club and Apex Reserve deserve.
“Cobram soccer has been a thriving sport for 60 years and for all this time the club has been operating without decent clubrooms,” Cr Mustica said.
“This much needed project will enable the sport and the club to grow as well as promoting healthy, active lifestyles.
“The Federal Governments funding commitment is fantastic and combined with Council’s budget allocation gives us a solid base to move the project forward.”
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the project will deliver significant economic and social benefits to the community.
“Under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream, the Coalition Government is investing well over $200 million in 136 projects with a total leveraged project value of $459 million,” Dr McVeigh said.
“This means, in each successful community much anticipated local projects are receiving the funds needed to take a big idea and make it a reality.
“The Coalition has a plan for regional Australia and we are focused on getting it done.It’s a plan to create more jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities”.
“A further $200 million was announced in the 2018-19 Budget for a third round of the Building Better Regions Fund - a clear indication of the Coalition Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.”
The second round of the Building Better Regions Fund, which includes the Community Investments stream and the Infrastructure Projects stream, is expected to create some 10,000 jobs from over 240 projects.