Regional boost for the Kimberley under Building Better Regions Fund
July 11, 2018
• $99,523 – Roebuck Bay International Bird Airport: A Celebration of Shorebirds
• $20,000 – East Kimberley Indigenous Women’s Leadership Development
The Kimberley is set to receive a boost following the announcement of two successful projects under the Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investment stream.
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said the community-based projects were a positive investment in the region’s future.
“This is a fantastic outcome for the Kimberley, with two projects receiving $120,000. These include $20,000 for the East Kimberley Indigenous Women’s Leadership Development program, run by the Wunan Foundation.
“This will deliver five years of strategic women’s leadership development in the East Kimberley, directly benefitting Kununurra and the East Kimberley as a whole.
“These projects will drive economic growth and transform communities, ensuring that our region remains resilient and prosperous into the future.”
Ms Price said the Building Better Regions Fund continues to deliver major benefits for rural, regional and remote communities throughout Australia.
“The Community Investment stream of the Building Better Regions Fund is another part of our plan for regional Australia. It supports community activities from expanded local events and strategic planning to improving leadership and capability.”
“Under round two, the Coalition Government is investing more than $4 million in over 100 Community Investment stream projects across Australia valued at over $7.3 million.
“This is expected to create more than 4,000 jobs which will beef up local economies.”
The Federal Government has invested an additional $200 million in the 2018-19 Federal Budget to deliver another round of the Building Better Regions Fund.
“This is another great outcome delivered for regional Australia. Our government has a plan to deliver a stronger economy and more jobs and we are focused on getting it done,” said Ms Price.