| July 13, 2018

Funding Builds Better Regions in Echuca

The Echuca-Moama Men’s Shed is set to benefit from a new electrical fit-out following the announcement that the 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 economy, driving jobs and a safer and more accessible shed for members in the long term.

“This is a fantastic outcome for the Echuca-Moama Men’s Shed and the broader community with the project receiving $20,000,” Mr Drum said.

“This will have major flow-on benefits across the community by providing volunteering opportunities; increasing community connections and social cohesion and improve men's health.

“Men’s Sheds are a great place for senior men in our communities to get together and contribute to our community, while spending time with mates. It is great that the Coalition Government can fund important projects such as this,” Mr Drum said.  

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.

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