October 8, 2021

The Morrison Government is investing in the future of Wannon with $8.4 million in funding for seven projects under Round 5 of our highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.

Federal Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan said the Government’s investment will deliver better facilities and economic opportunities for the region.

“The Morrison Government is delivering the services and infrastructure our communities deserve,” Mr Tehan said.

“We are backing these projects so local people have the facilities for the future while creating jobs to boost our economic recovery.

“I have worked closely with local councils and community groups. It’s great to be part of a Government that will listen to and deliver for our community.”

Projects to receive funding include:

ApplicantProject TitleGrant AmountProject Description
Grangeburn Bowling Club IncUpgrade of existing Lawn Bowls Green$60,000The project will replace an existing synthetic bowling green.
Warrnambool Golf Club IncClubhouse Redevelopment $2,000,000The project will construct a new clubhouse facility at the Warrnambool Golf Club.
Corangamite Shire CouncilPort Campbell Town Centre Revitalisation Project$5,599,289The project will improve the core retail, commercial and tourist areas of the town of Port Campbell by implementing shared pedestrian and traffic zones and upgrading streetscapes.
Northern Grampians Shire CouncilGreat Western Wine and Heritage Cycle Trail - Stage One$212,500The project will construct a shared pedestrian and cycling path between Bests and Seppelt Wineries within the town of Great Western.
Red Rock Regional Theatre And Gallery IncNext Stop Arts Line$362,000The project will deliver the extension of a community arts venue to include rehearsal space, a café, and an outdoor venue.
Wimmera Development Association IncBuilding Migration Pathways To Support Regional Growth$96,000The project will develop a strategy to attract culturally and linguistically diverse communities to Wimmera.
Lorne Sculpture Exhibition IncCreation of Sculpture Plus - a major expansion of Lorne Sculpture Biennale$100,000The project will deliver a major expansion to the Lorne Sculpture Festival 2021.

Under Round 5 of the BBRF, the Government has committed almost $300 million to support 295 projects across regional Australia, which will create an estimated 9,900 jobs during the project period.

This latest funding round takes our total support through the BBRF to $1.38 billion across nearly 1,300 projects.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the Government is focused on ensuring our regions remain strong.

“The Morrison Government is continuing to work hard on behalf of Australians living in regional and remote communities,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

“That’s why we’ve committed an additional $100 million under this latest round to take total funding to almost $300 million. This extra funding will support more projects, more jobs and create more economic opportunities in our regions to boost their recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Funding for these projects in Wannon is a testament to the dedication of Dan Tehan, Member for Wannon.

“Funding under the Building Better Regions Fund supports economic and social infrastructure for the long-term benefit of regional communities.

“Infrastructure upgrades funded in this latest round will ensure our regions remain great places to live and visit while helping support important regional industries which create jobs.

“Our Government is committed to delivering the best outcomes for regional and remote Australia, which is why we are providing local businesses, industries and families with opportunities to get ahead.”

For a full list of successful projects, please visit: www.business.gov.au/bbrf

Media contact | Cate Mercer-Grant 0408 564 232