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Building better regions across the Bendigo electorate

Two projects to build community resilience and local tourism in the Bendigo electorate have received funding from the latest round of the Morrison Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson said Neighbourhood Collective Australia and Food Fossickers Central Victoria have shared in a total of $100 million in funding under Round 5 of the Building Better Regions fund, bringing total funding to almost $300 million.

“The Morrison Government is investing in projects which build community resilience, improve our way of life and increase visitation to our region, vital as so many community members and businesses emerge from the pandemic,” Senator Henderson said.

“The Building Better Regions Fund is one of the many ways that the Morrison Government is supporting jobs growth and economic recovery in regional communities.

“I am delighted to announce funding for the following successful projects:

  • $20,000 to Neighbourhood Collective Australia to deliver Building Resilient Communities leadership training in Swan Hill and Bendigo
  • $20,000 to Food Fossickers Central Victoria to host 16 food events, held throughout the year, culminating in a campaign of Eat Local events and activities.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the extra funding will support more projects, more jobs and create more economic opportunities in our regions recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The $300 million investment in this round will support 295 local infrastructure and community projects, creating an estimated 9,900 jobs during the project period,” Deputy Prime Minister Joyce said.

“Across five rounds, the Government has now provided $1.38 billion across nearly 1,300 projects under the Building Better Regions Fund.”

Applications under BBRF Round 6 are expected to open later this year.

8 October 2021

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