More than $25,000 will be spent on public works at the Rokewood Lagoon and new storage facilities for a local hall, thanks to the Victorian Government’s Stewardship in Action grants announced today by Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney.
“These grants will assist with important works at the Lagoon, including a clean up of the area, and construction of a new storage shed at the Red Hill Public Hall.
“I congratulate the committees of management who’ve secured these grants and thank them for their ongoing commitment to managing and maintaining local facilities for the benefit of the entire community,” Ms Tierney said.
Ms Tierney said grants to committees of management in Polwarth included:
• $9,900 to refurbish toilets, install rainwater tanks and conduct a general clean up at the Rokewood Lagoon
• $7,914 to construct a new storage shed at the Red Hill Public Hall.
• $7,465 to refurbish the toilet block of the Birregurra Recreation Reserve.
Community committees throughout provincial Victoria have shared in $492,224 in Stewardship in Action grants to upgrade much-loved local public facilities located on Crown land reserves.
Ms Tierney said the 61 grants – from $429 to $30,000 – will help improve everything from sports facilities, community halls and picnic tables to disabled access, water supplies, toilets and fences.
“The Victorian Government appreciates the important function that these facilities play in the lives of local communities, particularly in small towns in provincial Victoria,” Ms Tierney said.
“It’s a pleasure to support the hard work so many members of local Committees of Management give to protect, upgrade and maintain public assets for their communities.”
The Stewardship in Action grants deliver on the Victorian Government’s Moving Forward initiative, delivering $1.75 million over four years from the Provincial Victoria Growth Fund.
This four-year program began with $250,000 granted in 2005/06, growing to about $500,000 in annual funding to assist volunteer communities improve assets, infrastructure and public facilities on Crown land reserves in provincial Victoria.
Moving Forward is a $502 million Victorian Government program to build on and stimulate growth in Provincial Victoria.