Joint Media Release with Minister for Regional Development,Territories and Local Government The Hon John McVeigh and Country Liberals Candidate for Lingiari Jacinta Price
• $150,000 for upgrade of Fuel Facility at Yarralin under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund
• 136 projects will be funded under the Infrastructure Projects stream, with the Coalition Government investing over $200 million
The remote community of Yarralin will receive a boost following the announcement of a successful project under the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, and CLP Candidate for Lingiari, Jacinta Price, said the project was a significant investment in improving safety and connectivity for Yarralin.
“This is a fantastic outcome for Yarralin, with Victoria Daly Regional Council receiving a $150,000 investment towards the upgrade of the fuel facility at the Yarralin community,” Senator Scullion said.
Ms Price said funding for the project would provide a guaranteed and reliable fuel supply for the community and visitors to the region.
“This will have major flow-on benefits across the community as not only providing vital reliable fuel supply for the Yarralin community it will also improve financial opportunities for businesses in Yarralin,” Ms Price said.
Victoria Daly Regional Council Mayor Brian Pedwell, who lives in Yarralin, said he welcomed the $150,000 for the Yarralin fuel facility.
“The Council appreciates the ongoing commitment by the Federal Government to the development of Yarralin, the community relies on access to this fuel and welcomes the financial assistance under the Building Better Regions Fund,” Mayor Pedwell said.
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the project will deliver significant economic and social benefits to the community.
“Under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream, the Coalition Government is investing well over $200 million in 136 projects with a total leveraged project value of $459 million,” Dr McVeigh said.
“This means, in each successful community much anticipated local projects are receiving the funds needed to take a big idea and make it a reality.
“The Coalition has a plan for regional Australia and we are focused on getting it done. It’s a plan to create more jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities”.
“A further $200 million was announced in the 2018-19 Budget for a third round of the Building Better Regions Fund – a clear indication of the Coalition Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.”
The second round of the Building Better Regions Fund, which includes the Community Investments stream and the Infrastructure Projects stream, is expected to create some 10,000 jobs from over 240 projects.