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  • Big Investment Coming For Pinjarra, Waroona and Pickering Brook

    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
  • Major Expansion of Aged Care Services in Pinjarra

    Bedingfeld Park in Pinjarra will receive $3.5 million in federal funding from the Coalition Government towards stage 1 of their $7.1 million expansion project. The planned aged care wing will provide greater care for people living with dementia or high care needs.

    “This vital project will fill a much-needed gap in aged care services for the Pinjarra region.”

    The funding is part of the Building Better Regions Fund - Infrastructure Projects stream. 136 projects will be funded under the Infrastructure Projects stream, with the Coalition Government investing over $200 million.

    People in need of high level aged care services in the Pinjarra region will benefit from a major expansion of the Bedingfeld Park facility.

    “We need better health services, particularly in aged care for the Peel region. The expansion of Bedingfeld will make a huge difference by allowing elderly people to stay closer to their homes, family and local community."

    Once completed, the new wing at Bedingfeld Park will include 25 single rooms with ensuite, a nurses station, living, dining and activity areas, treatment rooms, servery kitchen and secure landscaped courtyard.

    The project is expected to create 18 jobs during construction and another 18 ongoing jobs – which will be a big boost to the local economy.

    Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the project will deliver significant economic and social benefits to the community.

    “Under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream, the Coalition Government is investing well over $200 million in 136 projects with a total project value of $459 million. This means, in each successful community much anticipated local projects are receiving the funds needed to take a big idea and make it a reality."” Dr McVeigh said.

    It’s all part of the Coalition Government’s plan to create more jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities across Australia.

    A further $200 million was announced in the 2018 Budget for a third round of the Building Better Regions Fund - a clear indication of the Coalition Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

    The second round of the Building Better Regions Fund, which includes the Community Investment stream and the Infrastructure Projects stream, is expected to create up to 10,000 jobs from over 240 projects.

  • Turnbull Government to Fund Almost 10,000 New Aged Care Beds

    The Turnbull Government is providing an additional $649 million per year to create 9911 new residential aged care places with Canning set to benefit.  

    “I welcome the news of the increased funding through the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round and the benefit it brings to Canning,” said Andrew Hastie MP.

    “Bedingfeld Lodge in Pinjarra has received funding for an additional 25 beds. This will enable a significant expansion of their existing capacity, particularly for people suffering from dementia.

    “With our rapidly ageing population, the Australian Government is committed to providing a sustainable aged care system that meets the needs of our older Australians,” Mr Hastie said.

    “This allocation also reflects the federal government’s recognition of our regional status, which was factored into this decision. Canning is one of many rural and remote regions across Australia that will benefit, with 27.4 per cent of all residential places allocated to non-metropolitan areas,” Mr Hastie said.

    The new residential aged care places follow the announcement of 475 Short-Term Restorative Care places made available through the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round in February 2017. 

    These Short-Term Restorative Care places, worth an estimated total expenditure of up to $34.7 million a year, provide flexible aged care options that will help older people remain in their own homes for longer after injury or illness.

    “Australians want greater choice and control over the care they receive and these changes do exactly that,” Mr Hastie said.

    Information about the 2016−17 Aged Care Approvals Round outcomes, including details of the successful approved providers, is available on the