The old Port Fairy Rail Goods Shed could soon be transformed into a hive of community activity following an $8,000 funding announcement by Gayle Tierney MLC, Member for Western Victoria.
Ms Tierney said the Moyne Shire Council would receive a Victorian Community Support Grant to investigate the potential for the Shed to be used as a venue for local meetings and events. The Port Fairy Rail Goods Shed represents a remaining infrastructure link to the town’s rail heritage.
“There is strong community support to redevelop the rail goods shed to accommodate a range of community activities including youth group meetings, Neighbourhood House activities, exhibitions, workshops and festivals,” Ms Tierney said.
“An extensive feasibility study will be conducted to analyse and make recommendations about the way forward, as well as provide some indicative costs to redevelop the rail goods shed,” she said.
The project is one of nine projects to share in $2.5 million in the latest round of Victorian Community Support Grants.
Ms Tierney said Victorian Community Support Grants, provide funding to communities that need it most – and to projects that will deliver the best results for local people.
“Since 2004, the Victorian Community Support Grants have supported more than 330 projects – worth over $56 million – to bring an exciting array of community-based activities to life,” Ms Tierney said.
“From the creation and upgrade of community facilities through to the development of plans and priorities for the future, these grants help communities to achieve the outcomes that mean the most to them,” she said.
For more information about the Victorian Community Support Grants, visit www.grants.dpcd.vic.gov.au.