Federal funding welcomed

Published on 18 March 2019

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Gannawarra Shire Council welcomes the Federal Government’s $669,232 commitment to three waterfront projects within the Shire.

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack announced earlier today that Council will benefit from the Federal Government’s Regional Growth Fund, with the successful funding application developed through a consortium of seven councils located across north-western Victoria and south-western New South Wales.

The three projects that will proceed thanks to the funding include:

  • The development of improved waterfront access, recreation infrastructure, boardwalk piers and jetties along the banks of Gunbower Creek at Cohuna;
  • The redevelopment of the northern end of Kangaroo Lake, providing greater access for vessels and pedestrians; and
  • The third stage of the Koondrook CBD redevelopment, which will link the Koondrook Wharf to the Koondrook Nature Based Tourism Hub.

“These projects aim to build local economic demand through the creation of highly visible and attractive stopovers that will provide views of, and easy access to, the natural assets in each of these areas,” Mayor Lorraine Learmonth said.

“Once completed, these projects will improve the health and wellbeing of locals, provide new business opportunities and drive jobs growth.”

Council will match the Federal Government’s contribution to ensure these projects will proceed.

CAPTION: Gannawarra Shire Council Chief Executive Officer, Tom O'Reilly, left, Mayor Lorraine Learmonth and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack at the Regional Growth Fund announcement.