The Andrews Labor Government is investing in a suite of new projects across regional and rural Victoria to deliver the infrastructure that locals and visitors need.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle today announced $1,270,319 for the East Beach Precinct project, which is part of the Labor Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund – Round 2.
The East Beach Precinct project will involve implementing the northern section of the East Beach Masterplan and will include replacement of toilet and shower amenities, landscaping, creation of a large lawn area for passive recreation, construction of two new BBQ shelters with BBQ facilities, accessible passive recreation areas, seating and furniture, and roadworks and car park.
The East Beach area is a popular destination for local residents and visitors, particularly given its proximity to the nearby Gardens Caravan Park.
This project aims to build on existing interest in the Port Fairy area and increase visitation.
The new round follows a competitive process where local regional and rural councils and other eligible groups applied for grants. Other successful projects were announced last year under the 2020/21 Stimulus Round.
The Regional Infrastructure Fund is part of the Victorian Government’s flagship $156 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, designed to help businesses create more jobs in regional Victoria and support community projects.
The Fund is key to the Government’s almost $30 billion investment across regional and rural Victoria since 2015. Information and guidelines for the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund can be found at rdv.vic.gov.au/rjif
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“We know Port Fairy is a popular tourist destination, and East Beach is one of its major features.”
“Investments like this demonstrates how we are supporting the projects that matter while driving a much-needed economic boost across the state.”
“The new batch of projects in the Regional Infrastructure Fund – Round 2 will continue to deliver promising outcomes for regional and rural Victorian communities by accelerating jobs and business growth.”