Inverleigh residents will benefit from a $50,000 Brumby Government grant to support a key urban improvement and revitalisation project, local MP Gayle Tierney announced today.
Golden Plains Shire Council will receive $50,000 for the construction of a river walk on the Leigh River to connect the existing walking tracks in the township, and the pedestrian and habitat corridor adjacent to the common nature reserve.
Today’s announcement is part of this year’s $1.7 million Creating Better Places program grant allocations.
“This program is about assisting Victorian councils like Golden Plains Council and their communities to create well designed public spaces that feel safe and are welcoming,” Ms Tierney said.
The $50,000 announced for Golden Plains Shire will fund the construction of a 0.5km path to form a continuous two kilometre path which will enable the community to take advantage of the river and historic streetscape increasing opportunities for social interaction.
The project has had significant community support and Ms Tierney said the project would connect the existing tracks around the river and provide an important link between the new subdivisions on the north side of the river and the historic township.
“This project will be a fantastic contribution to the health and liveability of the Inverleigh community,” Ms Tierney said.”
“The funding announced today will allow the council to move ahead with this important urban improvement project which will have enormous benefits to the Inverleigh community once completed,” Ms Tierney said.
The Creating Better Places program is a $13.5 million funding package over four years which puts Melbourne 2030 into action by funding urban improvement projects in metropolitan activity centres and regional cities and towns.
This is the third year of the Creating Better Places program and 17 Victorian councils will share in this year’s $1.7 million grant allocation.
“This project will make a significant difference to the Inverleigh community and I look forward to seeing the outcome of the project supported by this year’s grant,” Ms Tierney said.
“This program is an important part of the Brumby Government’s commitment to supporting the development of a strong, vibrant, communities in Inverleigh and right across Victoria,” Ms Tierney said.