FUNDING FOR WALWA AND CORRYONG

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Corryong and Walwa are set to benefit from a total of $2.4 Million from the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund – Stimulus Round.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced funding for three projects, Corryong CBD Revitalisation, Corryong Circuit Trail and Walwa Town Trails which are part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to build the things that matter to locals and help their towns thrive.

$150,000 towards the Walwa Town Trails Project that will see a sealed and lit walking path that will connect Walwa, allowing residents and visitors to explore the town safely on foot, day and night.

$750,000 towards Corryong Circuit Trail for a new walking trail that will connect Corryong’s points of cultural, natural and historic significance, providing valuable recreation options for residents and visitors. With a mix of new concrete footpaths and sealed pathways, the 4.7km track will be suitable for self-paced exercise by people of all abilities and all ages. Interpretive signage will provide historical and interesting information along the route and wayfinding signage will direct users off the circuit and out to places of significance.

$1.5 Million towards Corryong CBD Streetscape Revitalisations project that will include improvements such as new public toilets, shade and removing trip hazards.

The Regional Infrastructure Fund is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s flagship $156 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, which helps businesses create more jobs in regional Victoria, support community projects and support councils to build the infrastructure locals and visitors need.

The stimulus round aims to revitalise local economies while we continue our steady recovery from the global pandemic by creating more jobs now, while improving tourism and community infrastructure.

The Fund is key to the Government’s $8 billion investment across regional and rural Victoria unveiled in the Andrews Labor Budget 2020/21 to support communities to come back stronger than ever.

The second round of the Fund’s 2020/21 program is due to open for applications from 16 June. Under this competitive round, local regional and rural councils will be invited to apply for grants.

Information and guidelines for the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund can be found at rdv.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

The Andrews Labor Government is committed to ensuring our region has the support they need to move beyond last year’s challenges and thrive into the future, helping to make it an even better place to live, work, visit and invest.”

“This project will mean even more to locals in the future and we are working hard now to deliver improved facilities and provide the much-needed economic boost our state needs.”