From new sporting upgrades to better dressage facilities for riders, eight local facilities in the Corangamite electorate are set to benefit from more than $834,000under the Morrison Government’s $2.5 billion Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI).
Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson said the Morrison Government is investing in key local infrastructure projects to boost economic growth in the Surf Coast Shire and provide more opportunities for locals to get out and get active.
“This investment will build on the many other Surf Coast facilities the Morrison Government is helping to fund including the Surf Coast Aquatic and Health Centre and the Wurdi Baierr Stadium in Torquay,” Senator Henderson said.
“I am delighted to announce the following projects are now underway and will be completed by the end of this year:
- $253,000 for an intersection upgrade at Pearl and Gilbert Streets Torquay
- $193,700 to upgrade Mt Moriac Reserve Oval drainage and irrigation
- $160,400 to upgrade the Moriac Lions Park
- $60,000 for Stage 2 of the Connewarre Riding Club Dressage Arena upgrade
- $60,000 for improvements to Torquay Football Club Interchange Boxes
- $42,000 to paint and improve the Spring Valley Informal Ball Games facility
- $36,000 to improve the Great Ocean Views community facility
- $30,000 for a new goal net at Mt Moriac sporting facility
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said over 5,800 projects have already been approved under the program with around $835 million paid to councils across Australia.
“This funding will result in some much wanted facilities and infrastructure in the Surf Coast community, which will have flow-on effects for local companies and suppliers,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“We know how important our support is to communities who have faced the combined effects of drought, bushfires and COVID-19, which is why the construction of new infrastructure will help support the community recover from their economic hardships.
“These projects are driving new money back into the local economy in Corangamite and creating jobs at a time when we need it most – it’s a real win-win.”
In June 2021, the Morrison Government also pre-paid $1.3 billion of this year’s Financial Assistance Grant to provide untied funding for all local councils across Australia to spend on local priorities.
More information on the LRCI Program is available at infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/local-roads-community-infrastructure-program.
5 October 2021