The Morrison Government is investing in the future of Canning with almost $3.5 million in funding for 3 exciting projects under Round 5 of our highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.
In Pinjarra, over $2.3 million will be used to redevelop the historic Exchange Hotel. Built in 1866 but closed since 2008, the redevelopment will transform the Hotel. In addition to a hospitality venue, it will also provide a community facility and retail opportunities for local growers and producers.
In Waroona, $900,000 will support the revitalisation of the town centre. The Waroona Community Precinct will include a skate park, and pump track, new playground and common use facilities.
Further north, $240,000 has been delivered in Pickering Brook to upgrade the bowling green at the Pickering Brook Sports Club and build a new playground.
Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie said the Morrison Government’s investment will deliver better facilities and economic opportunities for the region.
“The Morrison Government is delivering the services and infrastructure our communities need,” Mr Hastie said. “We are backing these three projects to ensure communities in our region have appropriate facilities for the future, while creating jobs to boost our economic recovery.”
“The Exchange Hotel redevelopment complements other investments made in the Shire of Murray by the Morrison Government. It builds on the tourism attraction of the Dwellingup Trails, and the safe opening up of the historic town centre with the planned and funded Pinjarra Deviation. The community has been waiting a long time for this to happen so it’s exciting to see that the Exchange Dvelopment will become reality.”
“The Waroona Community Precinct revitalisation will provide a great asset for local residents and breathe new life into this historic township.”
“I’m very happy for the Pickering Brook Sports Club. They’re such an important local institution. These new and upgraded facilities will help the club continue to cater for the whole community.”
“These projects build on our strong record of community support across the Peel region and Perth Hills, with past projects including the Mandurah Waterfront Development, Dwellingup Trails and Roleystone Cross Park Pavilion, just to name a few.”
“I’m pleased to have worked with the local councils and community groups to help deliver this funding. The Morrison Government is listening and delivering for our region.”
Under Round 5 of the BBRF, the Government has committed almost $300 million to support 295 projects across regional Australia, which will create an estimated 9,900 jobs during the project period.
This latest funding round takes our total support through the BBRF to $1.38 billion across nearly 1,300 projects.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the Government is focused on ensuring our regions remain strong.
“The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to work hard on behalf of Australians living in regional and remote communities,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“That’s why we’ve committed an additional $100 million under this latest round to take total funding to almost $300 million. This extra funding will support more projects, more jobs and create more economic opportunities in our regions to boost their recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Funding under the Building Better Regions Fund supports economic and social infrastructure for the long-term benefit of regional communities.
“Infrastructure upgrades funded in this latest round will ensure our regions remain great places to live and visit, while helping support important regional industries which create jobs.
“Our Government is committed to delivering the best outcomes for regional and remote Australia, which is why we are providing local businesses, industries and families with opportunities to get ahead.”
Local projects previously funded under the BBRF include
- Bedingfeld Park Aged Care expansion
- Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre development
- Preston Beach Community Centre
- Quambie Park Aged Care expansion
- Waroona Men's Shed expansion