The Andrews Labor Government is accelerating regional Victoria’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic by investing in Victoria’s south west to create jobs and stimulate the local economy.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced support of $212,875 for projects in the Colac Otway, Golden Plains, Moyne, Glenelg, Corangamite and Warrnambool City Council areas.
The allocation is part of a $10 million investment in more than 50 projects through the Government’s Regional Recovery Fund – designed to address community needs and help businesses thrive.
- Colac Otway – Community Events Recovery Support – $35,625
- Golden Plains Community Events – $35,000
- Corangamite – Community Events Recovery Support – $35,625
- Moyne Shire Business & Events Collaboration and Capacity Building – $36,625
- Warrnambool City Council Event Operations Forum – $35,000
- Glenelg Shire Training and Assistance for Community Event Committees to Comply with COVID19 Regulations – $35,000
The projects will provide assistance through Councils to community led events to assist with COVID safe event planning, including additional staffing requirements, training of volunteers, plus support to develop event plans.
The Regional Recovery Fund is designed to kickstart regional recovery by investing in locally identified projects that address each region’s unique and immediate socio-economic challenges, with a strong focus on creating jobs.
The fund addresses priorities identified by regional communities and is part of almost $30 billion invested by the Labor Government in regional and rural Victoria since 2015.
Successful projects were identified based on their ability to provide an immediate economic response and assist with recovery efforts while also laying the groundwork for future growth.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“The Government’s support for these projects is most welcomed by the community, as it supports local jobs and generates economic activity for other businesses in the region.”
“We are working to ensure our region has the support it needs to thrive into the future, helping to make it an even better place to live, work, visit and invest.”
“This investment will ensure Victoria’s south west has the resources they need to move forward and respond quickly to the impacts of the past year.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas
“We’ve heard directly from local communities about how the past year has impacted them and that’s why we are investing in projects which will boost jobs and improve the economy through our Regional Recovery Fund.”