Building across Wannon
Communities across Wannon will share in $150,000 in Australian Government funding to improve local infrastructure and provide essential community equipment, with applications now open under Round 6 of the successful Stronger Communities Programme.
Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan said this would fund up to 20 projects in Wannon, with grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 available to cover up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs, except for local governing bodies where grant funding will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs.
“I encourage all interested eligible organisations in Wannon to consider potential projects to bring forward, as this kind of funding can be the difference which helps a local priority project off the drawing board and launches it into reality,” Mr Tehan said.
“These investments have had a significant impact in local communities, including encouraging greater community participation and social networks, improving local amenity and of course providing lasting upgrades or equipment which supports our communities in future opportunities for growth.
“This is why I am excited to now have another round of funding available to support even more projects here in Wannon as we continue to band together to reinvigorate our local economy, businesses and communities.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said 2021 was all about driving the nation’s economic recovery from COVID-19 and strengthening communities plays a vital role in this.