Federal funds results in laser focus for family business

Fifth-generation Goulburn Valley manufacturing business J Furphy & Sons has expanded its offerings in an Australian-first investment thanks to $675,000 of funding from the Federal Government’s Regional Jobs and Investment Program. Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, this morning unveiled the family business’s new pillow plate heat exchanger laser welding machine at its Shepparton headquarters.…

Backing small regional businesses affected by COVID-19

The Australian Government has committed more than $4.7 million to provide small regional businesses affected by COVID-19 with access to free and confidential financial counselling. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, said the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) could support hundreds of regional small businesses. “This announcement is…

$8.5 million federal funding for Shepparton mall redevelopment

The redevelopment of Shepparton’s Maude St Mall is one step closer with the project receiving $8,575,000 in funding from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, said the mall’s redevelopment would play a key role in revitalising Shepparton’s central business district. “This funding is a significant investment in…

Funding boost for local volunteers this National Volunteer Week

The Morrison Government will provide a funding injection for 16 local community groups and organisations in the Nicholls electorate to support the work of local volunteers. Among local groups to receive a share of the almost $65,000 in funding are Echuca Neighbourhood House, Nagambie Golf Club, Broadford Cemetery Trust, and Nathalia District Community Association. Minister…