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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
  • $200,000 Towards the New Waroona Men's Shed

    A new facility specifically to support men in the Waroona district will be built with the help of funding announced under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund Infrastructure Projects Stream. 

    The Waroona Community Men’s Shed project will receive $200,000 from the Coalition Government to help build new the facility.

    The project will include construction of a 42m x 18m shed including connection of water, plumbing and electrical connections, full fit-out and perimeter fencing.

    Once completed, the new Men’s Shed will create a space for local men to work, socialise, support each other and serve the wider community. It is expected that construction of the Waroona Men’s Shed will create 32 jobs during delivery and one ongoing position in the local community.

    "The Waroona Men’s Shed is a cherished institution. It’s a meeting place where local men look out for one another and stand together to serve their community."

    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, like the Waroona Men's Shed, are receiving the funds needed to take a big idea and make it a reality.

    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.

  • $3 million gets major local projects off the ground

    Strong advocacy for the Peel region has been vindicated today, with the announcement that two major local projects have won funding through the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

    Member for Canning Andrew Hastie today announced that the expansion of Quambie Park Waroona and the Dwellingup National Trails Centre will become reality, with almost $3 million to be awarded to the two projects. 

    “This is a great result and evidence that the strong grassroots advocacy of the Peel region is being heard in Canberra,” Mr Hastie said.

    “I’ve been working for some time with Shire of Murray President Cr Maree Reid and CEO Dean Unsworth on the Dwellingup Trails Centre. I’ve also worked with Quambie Park CEO Nicole Gibbs, Chairperson Mike Walmsley and Board members on the Waroona Housing Options Village. We’re all very excited to see these projects get up.”

     “Both of these projects are worthy recipients of BBRF funding that will service and strengthen our local communities.”

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