A unique new events venue in Alexandra will become a reality thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government.

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, was today joined by Labor candidate for Eildon, Sally Brennan in announcing $50,000 from the Stronger Regional Communities Plan – a state-wide small grants program that supports country towns to create opportunities for population attraction and economic growth – for the development of a five-acre paddock on the edge of the town so that it can be used for community events.

A number of groups in Alexandra are working cooperatively on this community-led project. The new events venue will allow some activities to be held locally which are currently lost to other towns, bring new events to the town, and help grow the visitor economy.

Electricity and water will be provided to the site and a toilet block built, while trees will also be planted to provide shade.

“This funding is great news for Alexandra as it means local people will have a great new venue to hold events, with the possibility of attracting new large events to town and boosting the local economy,” Ms Symes said.

“The Stronger Regional Communities Plan is about supporting country towns to attract more people and families to live work and play, this is achieved by investing in initiatives that create opportunities for economic growth and build resilient and sustainable economies.”

Ms Brennan welcomed the new funding.

“This is great news for Alexandra, and further evidence that an Andrews Labor Government will continue to support the local community in building community infrastructure that they need.”