Coalition Delivers for Indi
10 December 2013
The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitments to the electorate of Indi through the newly established Community Development Grants Programme.
Last week I announced that the Australian Government would provide nearly $556,000.00 for two projects in the electorate of Indi, being:
- $150,000.00 towards the feasibility study of the Bright Hospital redevelopment; and
- $405,721.00 towards the construction of the Bonegilla Boardwalk and Bike Track.
The Community Development Grants Programme funding will support needed infrastructure that promotes stable, secure and viable local and regional economies. The Australian Government is committed to providing long term improvements in social and economic infrastructure for communities across Australia.
The programme will be administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development who will undertake a value for money assessment against the programme guidelines to ensure transparency in decisions about funding election commitments.
In order for an assessment to be undertaken funding recipients will be required to provide detailed project information including project outcomes and benefits, planning and costs and delivery timeframes.
Organisations interested in future funding opportunities for community development projects will be able to apply for funding through the Australian Government's new $1 billion Stronger Regions Fund which will make $200 million in funding available annually for five years from 2015.
In addition to delivering these projects, the Australian Government will also deliver on the following projects throughout Indi:
- $50,000.00 towards CCTV cameras in the Alpine Shire;
- $5 million towards the cardiac catherterisation laboratory on Albury-Wodonga;
- $1.8 million towards local roads funding; and
- funding for a Green Army project in Lake Hume, the Murray River and Kiewa River.
Unlike the previous Labor Government, the Coalition delivers on its election commitments.
I look forward working with all project proponents and community stakeholders to help implement these economically productive initiatives and deliver genuine benefits to the people of Indi.