Communities benefit from rejuvenating drought project works

Published on 03 August 2020


All communities large and small across the Gannawarra continue to benefit from the 22 projects and 9 events being funded through Stage 2 of the $1 million Federal Government’s Drought Communities Programme - Extension.

Council announced in May that projects throughout the Gannawarra would benefit from support from this funding, which are scheduled for completion by 31 December 2020.

“Council is pleased to be partnering with the community to roll out these projects, which include hall extensions, installation of solar panels at community venues and electricity connectivity improvements at parks,” Mayor Lorraine Learmonth said.

“Major events will also receive support from this Stage 2 funding, with the hosting of these celebrations dependent on the easing of COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.”

Fifteen projects supported by Round 3 of the Gannawarra Community Resilience Program, announced last month, will also proceed thanks to Federal Government support.

“These projects, which include community gardens, health promotion and infrastructure improvements, will endeavour to keep the community connected, which is more important than ever during these unique times,” Mayor Learmonth said.

All projects to be rolled out during the second half of 2020 build on from the successful completion of similar works in Stage 1 supported by an initial $1 million of Federal Government support.

“Progress continues with two of the projects supported by the $1 million of Stage 1 funding. The restumping of the Koondrook Historical Society’s headquarters was completed in July, whilst the installation of a multi-use scoreboard at the Cohuna Recreation Reserve is scheduled to occur this month,” Mayor Learmonth said.

Details and updates on all projects supported by funding from the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Programme – Extension is available online at

ABOVE: Extensions to the Benjeroop Hall and Museum is one the 22 projects to benefit from Stage 2 of the $1 million Federal Government’s Drought Communities Programme - Extension. 


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