Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/ Latest releases from the Ministers en Community informs alignment for Swan River Crossings project https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/fletcher/media-release/community-informs-alignment-swan-river-crossings-project <p>Following extensive community consultation, the new alignment for the $230 million Swan River Crossings project in Fremantle has been unveiled today.</p> <p>The project, which includes a new rail bridge and new road bridge, will be constructed between the existing Fremantle Traffic Bridge and current rail bridge.</p> <p>Initially, the new bridges were to be built east of the existing Fremantle Traffic Bridge, however, in direct response to community feedback, alternative locations were assessed by the construction team.</p> <p>Extensive consultation with the community was undertaken through pop-up sessions, webinars and an interactive online portal, with more than 1,000 people participating and having their say on the four bridge alignment options.</p> <p>The Swan River Crossings Project will replace the current Fremantle Traffic Bridge, which is 83 years old, and increase passenger and freight rail capacity, improve safety for road and river users, and provide modern cycling and pedestrian facilities. </p> <p>Key features of the preferred alignment include:</p> <ul> <li>Two new bridges to be built between the existing rail bridge and existing Fremantle Traffic Bridge;</li> <li>Transport infrastructure to be closer together, maximising space for landscape and design on the southern bank;</li> <li>New pedestrian and cyclist facilities;</li> <li>Possible retention of a remnant portion of the existing Fremantle Traffic Bridge, with the remainder of the bridge to be demolished;</li> <li>Relocation or reinterpretation of the heritage listed Ferry Capstan base. </li> </ul> <p>The preferred alignment will now be progressed through to development and design, while the next phase of community consultation will include a series of forums and discussions on priorities relating to heritage interpretation and connectivity for pedestrian and cycling paths.</p> <p>The $230 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian Governments with each contributing $115 million.</p> <p><strong>As stated by Premier Mark McGowan:</strong></p> <p>“The Fremantle Traffic Bridge is an iconic and popular structure, having been a staple in the Fremantle community for the past 83 years.</p> <p>“The new Swan River Crossings project will be built in between the existing Fremantle Traffic Bridge and rail bridge, providing new road and rail bridges as well as upgrading pedestrian and cycling facilities.</p> <p>“We anticipate early works to commence later this year, with major construction kicking off in early 2022, supporting more than 1,400 local jobs.”</p> <p><strong>As stated by Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Paul Fletcher:</strong></p> <p>“The Morrison Government is getting on with delivering infrastructure projects that improve congestion and safety for commuters across Australia, making it easier for them to move around our capital cities and ensuring they get home quickly and safely.</p> <p>“Under the Urban Congestion Fund, we are delivering 177 individual packages of works nationwide. The total number of Urban Congestion Fund projects that are now completed or underway nationwide is 65. A further 51 are expected to start construction later this year. </p> <p>“This is just the latest example of us delivering on our commitment to progress critical infrastructure projects across the country under our record $110 billion, 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline, which is helping to drive Australia’s world-leading economic recovery.”</p> <p><strong>As stated by Minister for Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:</strong></p> <p>“More than 1,000 people have had their say on their preferred alignment of the Swan River Crossings Project and I am pleased we have been able to deliver on this preferred option.</p> <p>“The project will see new road and rail bridges constructed, as well as a new dedicated pedestrian and cycling path – this is Stage 3 of the new Perth to Fremantle PSP, with Stage 1 completed and Stage 2 now underway.</p> <p>“This is a significant project that has been on the agenda for decades, as there are ongoing significant maintenance costs with the existing bridge and a need to replace the current bridge with a new structure.</p> <p>“Community consultation on this project will continue as we work through the final design and development stage before commencing construction.”</p> <p><strong>As stated by Federal Member for Swan, Steve Irons MP:</strong></p> <p>“The Morrison Government is investing heavily in infrastructure projects across Western Australia to cut travel times and ensure commuters get home sooner and safer, deliver a more reliable road network for freight, and reduce congestion by addressing local bottlenecks.</p> <p>“This project will not only help to improve congestion in the region but it will create local jobs and is a great example of the importance of listening to the community and addressing its needs.”</p> Fletcher Community informs alignment for Swan River Crossings project Keeping domestic aviation ready for take-off https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/joyce/media-release/keeping-domestic-aviation-ready-take <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">The Australian Government has further extended key assistance measures to support domestic aviation, ensuring one of the nation’s most economically critical industries can weather the ongoing challenges posed by the global pandemic.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the Domestic Aviation Network Support (DANS) and Regional Airline Network Support (RANS) programs have been extended until the end of the year.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“DANS has provided critical support for the aviation sector and the Australian Government has decided to continue it until 31 December 2021 to maintain a minimum level of services on key air routes,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“Through the COVID-19 crisis, DANS and RANS have allowed more than 1.8 million passengers to continue to travel across our country, including essential workers in health care and other frontline services.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“These critical programs will continue to support essential freight movements around the country, providing critical access to healthcare equipment, education and mail and ensuring various critical industries can continue to operate.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“The Government is also extending a 50 per cent waiver of domestic air services charges for Regular Public Transport and aeromedical flights to 31 December 2021.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“This will continue to help manage costs for airlines as they navigate the serious ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19 outbreaks, including lockdowns and border closures.”</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">The Tourism Aviation Network Support (half-price flights) initiative is being extended to 30 November 2021 for both sales and travel, to ensure travellers impacted by lockdowns or border closures can access these tickets and benefit key tourism regions as soon as possible.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">Other critical aviation support measures to be extended until the end of the year include:</p> <ul> <li class="BoswellMediaHeader">The Aviation Services Accreditation Support Program, which provides support to businesses providing ancillary support services to the aviation industry, such as ground handling companies.</li> <li class="BoswellMediaHeader">The Domestic Airports Security Costs Support program, providing financial assistance to Australia’s eligible domestic airports to assist with costs associated with mandated security screening requirements that must be met regardless of the volume of aviation activity.</li> </ul> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“The Government is also providing additional support for domestic airlines to maintain critical domestic aviation workforce capability,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“The Government recognises the importance of keeping essential support for aviation in place to ensure the sector is well-placed to soar to new heights when restrictions ease and more people can once again choose to fly.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“We are laser-focused on keeping the nation connected and supporting economically critical freight movements as we continue to manage the ongoing challenges of this global pandemic and move into a recovery phase.”</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">Further information on the Government’s COVID-19 support for aviation can be found at <a href="http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/aviation/future/index.aspx">www.infrastructure.gov.au/aviation/future/index.aspx</a>.</p> <h2 class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Media contact:</strong></h2> <p>Deputy Prime Minister – Sarah Holder 0460 306 892</p> Joyce Keeping domestic aviation ready for take-off Ground breaks on latest METRONET project, Lakelands Station https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/fletcher/media-release/ground-breaks-latest-metronet-project-lakelands-station <p>Work is now underway on Lakelands Station, the latest METRONET project to commence construction.</p> <p>The site has become a hive of activity as contractor ADCO Constructions progresses early works on the project, including modifications to existing overhead line equipment and rail corridor earthworks.</p> <p>Up to 200 jobs are expected to be supported during construction.</p> <p>When complete, the project will include a pedestrian overpass providing access to platforms on either side of the rail line, toilets, bicycle parking facilities, a bus interchange, and approximately 400 parking bays.</p> <p>The new station is seven kilometres north of Mandurah Station off Lake Valley Drive and will cater for the area’s growing suburbs including Lakelands, Madora Bay and Meadow Springs, providing a 50-minute journey to the Perth central business district.</p> <p>The new station is forecast to initially generate about 2,300 daily boardings, increasing to about 3,500 by 2031.</p> <p>The project is jointly funded by the Morrison Government and Western Australian Government, with 80 per cent provided by the Morrison Government.</p> <p><strong>Quotes attributable to WA Premier, the Hon Mark McGowan MLA:</strong></p> <p>“It’s an exciting milestone today with work commencing on our tenth METRONET project, Lakelands Station.</p> <p>“The southern suburbs are booming, with the Mandurah Line the busiest on our rail network, so this station will alleviate pressure on the nearby Mandurah and Warnbro Stations.</p> <p>“We have another eight METRONET projects currently under construction, supporting thousands of local jobs, with our METRONET Bellevue Railcar Facility project already completed.”</p> <p><strong>Quotes attributable to Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP:</strong></p> <p>“The Morrison Government is getting on with delivering infrastructure projects that improve congestion and safety for commuters across Australia, making it easier for them to move around our capital cities and ensuring they get home quickly and safely.</p> <p>“Under the Urban Congestion Fund, we are delivering 177 individual packages of works nationwide. Lakelands Station project brings the total number of Urban Congestion Fund projects that are now completed or underway nationwide to 68.  A further 47 are expected to start construction later this year. </p> <p>“This is just the latest example of us delivering on our commitment to progress critical infrastructure projects across the country under our record $110 billion, 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline, which is helping to drive Australia’s world-leading economic recovery.”</p> <p><strong>Quotes attributable to WA Transport Minister, the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA:</strong></p> <p>“Lakelands Station, combined with our METRONET Mandurah multi-storey carpark, will make it easier for people in our southern suburbs to catch the train.</p> <p>“We are working to implement our two zone fare cap, which will save commuters from Mandurah, Lakelands and surrounding suburbs thousands of dollars each year.</p> <p>“We anticipate more than 200 local jobs will be supported through construction on this project.”</p> <p><strong>Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Canning, the Hon Andrew Hastie MP:</strong></p> <p>“It is very exciting to see work commencing at last on Lakelands Station.</p> <p>“This station is a long-held dream for many people in the north Mandurah community - some residents have waited a decade for it to arrive. The works happening today prove what’s possible when locals work together and refuse to give up.</p> <p>“The strategy of a station integrated into the community like this will make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to access, increasing social and economic mobility. Lakelands will also reduce pressure on Mandurah station and locals roads, and help get people home sooner.</p> <p>“The Morrison Government’s investment in targeted infrastructure projects like METRONET is helping reshape Perth and providing a boost to local jobs and the economy.”</p> Fletcher Ground breaks on latest METRONET project, Lakelands Station $40 million boost for Australia’s creative sector to RISE https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/fletcher/media-release/40-million-boost-australias-creative-sector-rise <p>Australia’s creative and entertainment sector has received a major boost, with the Morrison Government announcing that $40 million will be shared by 82 leading organisations across the country, under the fourth batch of grants from the $200 million Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund.</p> <p>Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said this $40 million in funding is especially important during such a difficult period for the sector.</p> <p>“Demand for RISE funding has been significant since it opened last year. The latest funding will be allocated immediately to create more than 56,000 employment opportunities across the country,” Minister Fletcher said.</p> <p>“RISE has been critical in supporting Australia’s live performance venues and events during an unprecedented time of widespread disruption from the pandemic.”</p> <p>Creative Economy Taskforce Chair and Museum of Contemporary Art Director, Liz Ann Macgregor OBE, said the funding is a crucial lifeline for the sector to continue delivering events.</p> <p>“RISE is rebuilding confidence and assisting arts and entertainment businesses to provide audiences with cultural and creative experiences nationwide. The strong demand for the program is indicative of the importance of this investment,” Ms Macgregor said.</p> <p>“The funding is also invaluable for the broader economy, generating employment and economic activity for other industries such as hospitality and tourism.”</p> <p>In this new batch of projects, the RISE Fund is supporting festivals such as the Adelaide Fringe, and the Sounds West Festival to implement COVID-safe measures and infrastructure including signage, tracking and hand sanitiser stations.</p> <p>Almost one third of the projects funded to date have been provided funding for COVID safe measures and infrastructure.</p> <p>Australia’s premier Blues festival Bluesfest will receive $2.4 million, the highest amount of RISE funding ever delivered, to reignite the festival with an all Australian line-up following consecutive COVID-19 cancellations in 2020 and 2021.</p> <p>In March 2020, the Morrison Government announced the RISE Fund would receive an extra $125 million, building on an original commitment of $75 million.</p> <p>To date, the Government has allocated $140 million of the $200 million RISE Fund, creating more than 145,000 job opportunities and expanding cultural and creative experiences for audiences across Australia.</p> <p>The Morrison Government is investing more than $1 billion into the arts and creative sector in 2021- 22.</p> <p>Further information on the RISE Fund is available at: <a href="http://www.arts.gov.au/covid-19-update">www.arts.gov.au/covid-19-update</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Batch Four recipients: </strong></p> <p> NSW</p> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Organisation</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Project Name</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Funding </strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Description</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Bluesfest 2021 Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Bluesfest 2021 -<br /> The October Edition</p> </td> <td> <p>$2,400,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Bluesfest will be reignited with an all Australian line-up between 1st - 4th October 2021 – following consecutive COVID-19 cancellations in 2020 and 2021.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Chugg Music Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>The Squeeze Music Festival (2022)</p> </td> <td> <p>$600,000</p> </td> <td> <p>A live music festival tour showcasing multiple Australian performers hosted throughout the country with a focus on reaching regional locations and audiences.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>TEDxSydney Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>TEDxSydney 2021-2023 Event Series</p> </td> <td> <p>$700,000</p> </td> <td> <p>A series of TEDxSydney cultural events (curated mix of talks, performances and films) spanning two years featuring Australia's emerging thinkers, leaders, artists and innovators.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>Touring and Co- production Development</p> </td> <td> <p>$850,000</p> </td> <td> <p>The development of new Australian works of music and non-music theatre, working collaboratively with regional presenting partners to create productions specifically for regional touring.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Art Byron Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Art Byron</p> </td> <td> <p>$170,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Art Byron is a platform for contemporary art - showcasing local and internationally acclaimed artists to celebrate creativity, culture, and diversity to a regional audience.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Words on the Waves</p> </td> <td> <p>Words on the Waves Writers' Festival June 2022</p> </td> <td> <p>$75,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Annual destination festival featuring diverse author conversations, workshops, kids’ events and literary experiences. The festival will attract visitors and create employment for authors and businesses.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Sydney Improvised Music Association Inc</p> </td> <td> <p>NSW Regional Touring Network for Contemporary Music</p> </td> <td> <p>$207,600</p> </td> <td> <p>Establishment of a Regional Touring Network in NSW providing employment for musicians, venues, hospitality and technical staff, supporting sustainable touring circuits in NSW.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Moshcam Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>World Stage</p> </td> <td> <p>$360,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Leveraging its global video streaming platform, Moshcam will showcase to the world the live performances of Australian artists filmed over 2 years.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>CiCADA International Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Australian Women in Music Concert Series</p> </td> <td> <p>$150,000</p> </td> <td> <p>A unique concert series to showcase the extraordinary talent of Australian female artists, musicians and music practitioners in a safe, high profile, public context.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Handsome Tours Australia Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>A More Perfect Union</p> </td> <td> <p>$406,195</p> </td> <td> <p>A More Perfect Union is a music festival curated by Sydney’s Gang Of Youths and produced by Handsome Tours.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Seymour Centre</p> </td> <td> <p>Seymour Centre's Artistic Program: Sept 2021 - Nov 2022</p> </td> <td> <p>$496,339</p> </td> <td> <p>Seymour's 2021-2022 artistic program will employ artists to deliver performances throughout 16 months of multi-genre productions and events.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Lost Paradise Glenworth Valley Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Recovering ‘Lost Paradise’: Re-Starting a sell-out Festival in Regional NSW</p> </td> <td> <p>$496,473</p> </td> <td> <p>Lost Paradise will deliver a world-class, live-music festival to patrons in regional NSW, while providing critical income to performing artists and associated industries.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Adrian Bohm Presents Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Just for Laughs Comedy Festival</p> </td> <td> <p>$350,389</p> </td> <td> <p>Just For Laughs is Australia’s biggest fully-curated comedy festival, held at major venues across Sydney with TV broadcasts nationwide, promoting emerging and established Australian comedians.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Museums &amp; Galleries of NSW</p> </td> <td> <p>Community Outreach for Barbara Cleveland ‘Thinking Business’ Regional Tour</p> </td> <td> <p>$125,490</p> </td> <td> <p>Museums &amp; Galleries of NSW will support regional galleries to re- engage with audiences through community outreach programs aligned with the nationally touring Barbara Cleveland ‘Thinking Business’ exhibition.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Viral Ventures (Australia) Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>The Immersive Theatre Experience</p> </td> <td> <p>$350,000</p> </td> <td> <p>The project will launch two new immersive experience/performance hubs in Sydney and Brisbane, providing ongoing employment for performers and artists over 18 months, reactivating city centres.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Australian World Orchestra</p> </td> <td> <p>Australian World Orchestra 2022 concert series, education and upskilling program.</p> </td> <td> <p>$485,500</p> </td> <td> <p>Australian World Orchestra's 2022 concert series' throughout Australia, featuring Australia’s finest classical musicians, incorporating an upskilling, development program for the next generation of artists/arts workers.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Word Travels</p> </td> <td> <p>Story Week: Incubate - Create - Celebrate</p> </td> <td> <p>$396,504</p> </td> <td> <p>The project will see Story Week expanded to a national program that will employ writers to deliver live and online literature activities and performances, including workshops and poetry slams.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Poetry In Action</p> </td> <td> <p>Poetry in Action: Creating Art and Artists for the Future</p> </td> <td> <p>$380,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Poetry In Action will employ, train and upskill artists; develop a revolutionary mainstage show; perform educational theatre shows; and conduct a community-based Indigenous literacy program.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Sound West Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>2021 Sound West Festival</p> </td> <td> <p>$375,000</p> </td> <td> <p>A pioneering new five-day music and digital/technology festival in Western Sydney employing and upskilling artists, forging career paths, activating venues and platforming diverse talents.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Illawarra Performing Arts Centre Ltd. trading as Merrigong Theatre Company</p> </td> <td> <p>Spiegeltent Wollongong, 2022 and 2023</p> </td> <td> <p>$436,732</p> </td> <td> <p>Spiegeltent Wollongong 2022 and 2023 will restart this diverse, popular performing arts festival, bringing to life the Wollongong Arts Precinct.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Writing NSW</p> </td> <td> <p>National digital hub for writers</p> </td> <td> <p>$222,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Writing NSW will establish a new digital hub for writers, providing high-quality, research-based information and services for writers of all backgrounds, abilities and geographical locations.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>The Merchants of Bollywood Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>The Celebration of Swing</p> </td> <td> <p>$497,250</p> </td> <td> <p>A concert production, taking audiences on a musical journey through the history of big band swing music of the early 1930s in the USA.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Love Police Touring Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Out On The Weekend Festival 2021 - A Celebration of Americana Music and Lifestyle</p> </td> <td> <p>$90,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Love Police Touring will present 'Out On The Weekend' 2021 edition, an Americana music festival at Seaworks, Williamstown supporting culture, tourism and the local economy.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>The Trustee for Empire Touring Trust</p> </td> <td> <p>Empire Touring Festival Series</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,542,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Empire Touring Festival Series, comprising Wildflower, Spring Loaded &amp; Sunset Sounds, celebrates Australian music for all ages, in over 20 destination locations throughout the nation.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>SIX Joint Venture</p> </td> <td> <p>SIX The Musical</p> </td> <td> <p>$900,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Six Tudor queens take the microphone to reclaim their identities, taking 500 years of historical heartbreak into a pop-queen celebration of 21st century girl power.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>TEG Live Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>TEG LIVE Summer Series</p> </td> <td> <p>$900,000</p> </td> <td> <p>TEG Live Summer Series sees two major music icons KISS and Keith Urban bringing their individual world class live concert tours to Australia.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Pride In The Parkland Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Pride In The Parkland</p> </td> <td> <p>$397,328</p> </td> <td> <p>Pride In The Park is a new annual outdoor music &amp; art festival for LGBTQIA+ audiences &amp; allies making its way across Australia in 2021.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>National Institute of Dramatic Art</p> </td> <td> <p>NIDA Connect</p> </td> <td> <p>$690,024</p> </td> <td> <p>NIDA Connect partners with organisations in regional Australia to provide new access to world-class creative industry training for diverse local artists and aspiring young people.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Century Venues Pty td</p> </td> <td> <p>Sydney Guitar Festival and Metro Weekly Music Program</p> </td> <td> <p>$674,800</p> </td> <td> <p>Live at the Metro and Sydney Guitar Festival is a celebration of music for the young and young at heart.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> <p><strong>VIC </strong></p> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>There Is A Free Lunch Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Good Things Festival</p> </td> <td> <p>$889,599</p> </td> <td> <p>The Good Things Festival in 2021, creating economic activity, jobs and performance opportunities for Australian artists and audiences.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Gumball Enterprises Unit Trust Trustee Gumball Enterprises Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Cosentino Deception NSW/QLD/TAS 2021 Tour</p> </td> <td> <p>$523,700</p> </td> <td> <p>Cosentino’s ‘Deception’ is a world-class production bringing death-defying escapes, mind-boggling stage illusions and cutting-edge street magic to theatres across regional Australia.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Lorne Sculpture Exhibition Inc</p> </td> <td> <p>2021 Lorne Sculpture Biennale</p> </td> <td> <p>$131,910</p> </td> <td> <p>Lorne Sculpture 2021 is a vibrant festival celebrating the best of Australian and international sculpture.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>The Australian Ballet School</p> </td> <td> <p>Butterfly Tour - The Australian Ballet School</p> </td> <td> <p>$200,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Butterfly is a new production, commissioned to demonstrate the skills of The Australian Ballet School’s emerging artists, inspiring audiences with a new Australian work.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Creative Production Services Group Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Kaleidoscope</p> </td> <td> <p>$650,714</p> </td> <td> <p>Kaleidoscope is a large-scale installation artwork that immerses the audience in a multi-dimensional structure that evokes a sense of awe and wonder.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>The Archie Roach Foundation</p> </td> <td> <p>The Archie Roach Foundation Stage at Port Fairy Folk Festival</p> </td> <td> <p>$400,000</p> </td> <td> <p>In 2022, the Port Fairy Folk Festival will launch the Inaugural Archie Roach Foundation Stage, curated by Archie Roach and his local Gunditjmara community.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>TEG Dainty Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Guns N' Roses</p> </td> <td> <p>$750,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Iconic rock band, Guns N' Roses back on stage and touring across Australia.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Imagination Workshop Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Rescheduled tour of Roald Dahl and The Imagination Seekers</p> </td> <td> <p>$178,637</p> </td> <td> <p>A national tour of "Roald Dahl and The Imagination Seekers" through regional and metropolitan Australia.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Sensible Antixx</p> </td> <td> <p>Sensible Antixx Presents; Sensible Soiree's</p> </td> <td> <p>$82,700</p> </td> <td> <p>Sensible Antixx presents "Sensible Soiree's." Hosted at live music venues, the community minded events will showcase diverse line ups of Melbourne's creative sectors.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Museum Of Play and Art Melbourne Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Museum of Play and Art (MoPA) Melbourne</p> </td> <td> <p>$277,578</p> </td> <td> <p>This project will create exhibitions to bring MoPA, the celebrated museum where children and families learn to play through the creative arts, to a new Melbourne location.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>MMF Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Reactivating the Meredith Music Festival and Golden Plains Festival 2021/22.</p> </td> <td> <p>$651,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Reactivating Meredith Music Festival and Golden Plains Festival in 2021/22 to celebrate the 30th and 15th year anniversary milestones, respectively.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>One World Entertainment Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Under The Southern Stars</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,000,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Under The Southern Stars - a national, one day live music festival held in stunning locations throughout Australia.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Wangaratta Festival of Jazz Inc</p> </td> <td> <p>Wangaratta Festival of Jazz &amp; Blues Artistic Program</p> </td> <td> <p>$121,421</p> </td> <td> <p>The project will boost the Wangaratta Festival program to include multiple venues, artists, &amp; community engagement enabling continuation of support for Australian artists and attracting broad audiences.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Red Hill Entertainment Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>UNIFY Gathering 2022</p> </td> <td> <p>$557,500</p> </td> <td> <p>Restarting the UNIFY Gathering festival, a 3-day, camping festival in Tarwin Lower in January 2022 following cancellation in 2021 due to COVID-restrictions.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>PSV Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd as trustee for Finders Keeper Entertainment Group Unit Trust</p> </td> <td> <p>Ultra Music Week – Australia</p> </td> <td> <p>$500,000</p> </td> <td> <p>A week bringing together Australian and Asia/Pacific artists and workshops, culminating in ULTRA Melbourne, where audiences will enjoy the best in Electronic Dance Music.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>The trustee for Seventh Tipple Trust</p> </td> <td> <p>The Tote Rocks 40</p> </td> <td> <p>$274,576</p> </td> <td> <p>A multi-pronged accessible program celebrating The Tote’s unique ongoing contribution to Australian music whilst directly investing in employment and viability of musicians and related economies.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Casino Promotions Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Shake Rattle 'n' Roll</p> </td> <td> <p>$208,600</p> </td> <td> <p>Shake Rattle ‘n’ Roll is a spectacular stage production featuring an all-Australian cast of performers including award-winning Latin Ballroom dancers from ‘Dancing With The Stars’.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Illusive Presents Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Immersive Cinema</p> </td> <td> <p>$451,446</p> </td> <td> <p>The project will reinvent the film and theatre experience, blurring the line between performance and audience. The audience will step into the world of their favourite movie.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>The Hills Are Alive Group Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>NYE on the Hill 2021</p> </td> <td> <p>$178,200</p> </td> <td> <p>Restarting the NYE On The Hill in Gippsland in December 2021, following cancellation due to COVID-19 in 2020.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Australian National Academy Of Music Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>The ANAM Set Weekend</p> </td> <td> <p>$73,700</p> </td> <td> <p>The ‘ANAM Set Weekend’ harnesses the collective impact of new Australian music over a two-day Festival.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Live Nation Australasia Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>National anniversary tour</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,092,760</p> </td> <td> <p>A national anniversary tour of an Australian Band.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Memetica</p> </td> <td> <p>Giant Steps in Far North Queensland</p> </td> <td> <p>$44,704</p> </td> <td> <p>A year-long process of community training and performance in Far North Queensland, growing the reach and impact of giant characters Janggaburru and the Bush Turkey.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Wildlands Music Festival Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Future-proofing Wildlands: Queensland’s largest contemporary youth music festival</p> </td> <td> <p>$459,160</p> </td> <td> <p>Wildlands will expand and adapt to deliver a multi-day, multi-city music and arts festival.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Festival X Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>FestivalX</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,037,690</p> </td> <td> <p>FestivalX one-day festival tour performing in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong>WA </strong></p> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Perth International Jazz Festival Inc</p> </td> <td> <p>Perth International Jazz Festival</p> </td> <td> <p>$612,813</p> </td> <td> <p>Perth International Jazz Festival looks towards its 2021 &amp; 2022 festivals at a number of venues throughout Perth and commencing its regional expansion in WA.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Fremantle Biennale Inc</p> </td> <td> <p>First Lights</p> </td> <td> <p>$965,055</p> </td> <td> <p>'"First Lights" is a place-responsive, Aboriginal-led story- telling project and choreographed drone light show, to be delivered across 2021 - 2023.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>The Trustee for Sloan Family Trust</p> </td> <td> <p>Wave Rock Weekender, Edition 16 (2021) and 17 (2022)</p> </td> <td> <p>$350,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Wave Rock Weekender, a remote annual music, film, art and camping festival centred around Wave Rock in Hyden, WA, in 2021 and 2022.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Origin Fields</p> </td> <td> <p>Origin Fields 2021/2022</p> </td> <td> <p>$672,556</p> </td> <td> <p>Origin Fields will present their annual New Year’s Eve Festival as a 3 day festival event.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>The Trustee for the Factory Festival Trust</p> </td> <td> <p>Factory Summer Festival</p> </td> <td> <p>$800,000</p> </td> <td> <p>With innovative and creative experiential activations and live music, a reimagined Factory Summer Festival will showcase and support Australian artists and industry across Australia.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Awesome Arts Australia Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>25 Years of Pure Awesome!</p> </td> <td> <p>$87,000</p> </td> <td> <p>A spectacular large-scale family event in the heart of Perth, featuring the West Australian Ballet, celebrating 25 years of the Awesome International Arts Festival.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Gascoyne in May Inc</p> </td> <td> <p>CREALITY/ CRE8/Gascoyne Travelling Arts Festival</p> </td> <td> <p>$195,000</p> </td> <td> <p>CREALITY is a Travelling Arts Festival which will build substantial &amp; enriching engagement opportunities for all six communities of the Gascoyne.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> <p><strong>ACT </strong></p> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>National Folk Festival Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>The National Folk Festival Reimagined</p> </td> <td> <p>$900,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Find your HOME / Find your FAMILY / Find your FOLK. The National Folk Festival reimagined in its 30th year in Canberra.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> <strong>NT</strong></p> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>NT Writers' Centre Inc</p> </td> <td> <p>Reimagining NT Writers' Centre’s Year-Round Activities</p> </td> <td> <p>$98,451</p> </td> <td> <p>To support the strength and recovery of the NT literary sector from the impacts of COVID-19, the NT Writers’ Centre will present reimagined year-round programming.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>The Trustee for Manapan Furniture Trust</p> </td> <td> <p>Manapan Djama Gumumandji, Putting Together Work and Enterprise</p> </td> <td> <p>$300,000</p> </td> <td> <p>An immersive exhibition of the Yolngu people through art, artefacts, and historical photographs at the Museum Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> <p><strong>QLD </strong></p> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Capricorn Film Festival Inc</p> </td> <td> <p>film+art=#capfilmfest 2022</p> </td> <td> <p>$83,910</p> </td> <td> <p>Capricorn Film Festival is Central Queenland's premiere film arts destination event situated in the picturesque Yeppoon, providing a heightened cinema experience to locals and tourists alike.</p> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Sound Australia (Qld) Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Savannah in the Round</p> </td> <td> <p>$625,350</p> </td> <td> <p>Savannah in the Round is a multi-day music, camping &amp; cultural festival held at Kerribee Park Rodeo Grounds, Mareeba (Cairns &amp; Great Barrier Reef region).</p> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Brisbane Philharmonic Association Inc</p> </td> <td> <p>A concert series and regional tours featuring acclaimed harpist Emily Granger performing with Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra and Queensland Youth Orchestra.</p> </td> <td> <p>$102,000</p> </td> <td> <p>A concert series by Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra in collaboration with Queensland Youth Orchestra encompassing regional touring formulated around the acquisition of a new Concert Harp.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Circa Contemporary Circus Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Circa Cairns</p> </td> <td> <p>$600,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Circa Cairns leverages Circa’s global reputation to establish the first professional circus ensemble in Cairns accelerating the cultural and economic revitalisation of Far North Queensland.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Dead Puppet Society Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>The Wider Earth</p> </td> <td> <p>$238,635</p> </td> <td> <p>Design and development work to tour the critically acclaimed visual theatre production The Wider Earth through regional Australia from February - April 2022.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC</p> </td> <td> <p>QUAMPI Arts and Culture Centre Opening program development</p> </td> <td> <p>$610,000</p> </td> <td> <p>The development of exhibitions, product lines and cultural heritage content in preparation of the QUAMPI opening March 2023.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Vast Yonder Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Yonder</p> </td> <td> <p>$150,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Yonder Festival is a three day immersive multi-arts festival experience in the rolling hills of Mary Valley, Queensland, taking place in November 2021 and 2022.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Jungle Love Festival Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Jungle Love 2022: Queensland Artists in Focus</p> </td> <td> <p>$260,200</p> </td> <td> <p>Jungle Love will continue their regional festival and create work opportunities for emerging artists from diverse backgrounds to deliver new, original works to new audiences.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Metro Arts Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>MAVA Program: A catalyst to transform the careers of contemporary visual artists post-COVID.</p> </td> <td> <p>$400,000</p> </td> <td> <p>MAVA Program invests in visual artists to build their capacity through innovative use of digital and public engagement opportunities to create sustainable career pathways.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Ash Sounds Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Falls Music and Arts Festival 2021/22</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,475,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Now in its 28th year, Falls Music and Arts Festival is an outdoor music festival that generates millions in regional economic benefits in three states.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Jet Black Cat Music</p> </td> <td> <p>Nine Lives Festival</p> </td> <td> <p>$74,163</p> </td> <td> <p>Nine Lives Festival is a celebration of music, community and inclusivity taking place annually in Meanjin (Brisbane) presented by Jet Black Cat Music.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> <p><strong>SA </strong></p> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Gravity &amp; Other Myths Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Develop, Diversify, Endure - A collaboration and audience diversification initiative</p> </td> <td> <p>$800,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Through the realisation of strategic projects, Gravity &amp; Other Myths will expand and diversify its audience reach and creative portfolio ensuring economic growth and long-term company sustainability.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>WOMADelaide Foundation Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>WOMADelaide 2022</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,200,000</p> </td> <td> <p>WOMADelaide’s 30th anniversary will celebrate cultural and creative diversity from some 600 Australian artists. The program will include significant artists from across the festival’s illustrious history.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Rural City of Murray Bridge + Murray Bridge Regional Gallery</p> </td> <td> <p>Murray Bridge Silo Art</p> </td> <td> <p>$88,500</p> </td> <td> <p>Commissioning of a large-scale mural of regional significance on a silo as the centerpiece for a broader program of mural works in the town.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>State Opera South Australia</p> </td> <td> <p>Major Opera Production</p> </td> <td> <p>$369,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Major Opera production to be announced in October.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Adelaide Fringe</p> </td> <td> <p>Adelaide Fringe 2022</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,000,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Australia’s largest multi-category arts festival, will support venues and artists to present COVID-safe experiences, including outdoor venues, digital innovations, industry collaborations and site-specific works.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> <p><strong>TAS </strong></p> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Roar Film Pty Ltd</p> </td> <td> <p>Unshackled</p> </td> <td> <p>$195,000</p> </td> <td> <p>A musical exploration of Tasmania’s convict diaspora performed by a cast of eminent storytellers, digital artists, songwriters and musicians.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>City of Hobart</p> </td> <td> <p>City Pilots</p> </td> <td> <p>$120,000</p> </td> <td> <p>A public art program supporting creative practitioners from any discipline to explore temporary, creative ideas for Hobart's real life and online public spaces.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>The Theatre Royal</p> </td> <td> <p>The Rocky Horror Show</p> </td> <td> <p>$180,000</p> </td> <td> <p>The Theatre Royal and John X Presents will present Tasmania's first commercial musical: Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> Fletcher $40 million boost for Australia’s creative sector to RISE Funding delivered to keep Urannah Dam moving https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/joyce/media-release/funding-delivered-keep-urannah-dam-moving <p class="MsoNormal">The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government has committed a further $12.65 million towards the Urannah Dam business case and approvals, bringing total committed federal funding to $22.65 million.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said detailed business cases are fundamental in supporting future investment decisions for the delivery of new water infrastructure projects.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“This project is a great example of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s commitment to investing in the long-term planning of future water infrastructure, through the $3.5 billion National Water Grid Fund,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the proposed Urannah Dam project would include a new 970-gigalitre dam built 50 kilometres from Collinsville and a 200-kilometre pipeline network south to the Moranbah area.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“This extra funding is enabling vital planning and approvals work and geotechnical studies to be carried that will progress the project,” Ms Landry said.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen said the Urannah Dam project would provide a secure and affordable water supply for agriculture, mining, industrial and urban use.</p> <p class="MsoListParagraph">“This is a transformative project for the region which stands to open up 20,000 hectares of prime agricultural land and support more than 1,800 jobs,” Mr Christensen said.</p> <p class="MsoListParagraph">Senator for Queensland Matt Canavan said that this dam could help provide 30 active projects and 71 new local projects with the water to become viable, and will help bring important investment to the communities of Central and North Queensland.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“Fully funding the Urannah Dam business case is vitally important to the growth of Central and North Queensland, and only the LNP is delivering on the important infrastructure to support new industries and bring jobs to the region,” Senator Canavan said.</p> <p class="MsoListParagraph">“More water equals more jobs. The dam when built will provide irrigation of up to 20,000 hectares as well as providing additional pumped hydro-electric power storage and power generation infrastructure.”</p> <p class="MsoListParagraph">The Australian Government is fully funding the $22.65 million business case and approvals project, which is expected to be completed in mid-2022. The Australian Government also previously committed $3 million to fund a feasibility study for the project.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Australian Government will continue to work collaboratively with the Queensland Government to identify, plan and deliver water infrastructure for Queensland.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">For more information on the National Water Grid projects, visit <a href="http://www.nationalwatergrid.gov.au/">www.nationalwatergrid.gov.au</a>. </p> <h2 class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Media contacts:</strong></h2> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">Deputy Prime Minister – Sarah Holder 0460 306 892</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">Ms Landry – Cody Vella 0447 611 102</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">Mr Christensen – Lynnis Bonanno 0408 773 207</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">Senator Canavan – Kerrod Gream 0408 871 404</p> Joyce Funding delivered to keep Urannah Dam moving Townsville Port’s $232 million upgrade rocks on https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/fletcher/media-release/townsville-ports-232-million-upgrade-rocks <p>The largest infrastructure project in the Port of Townsville’s history has reached a major milestone with the completion of the $232 million Channel Upgrade project’s rock wall.</p> <p>Constructing the 2.2-kilometre rock wall is the first critical step in widening Townsville’s shipping channel to allow larger ships to access the Port instead of bypassing Townsville.</p> <p>The material recovered as the dredging team starts to widen almost 15 kilometres of sea channels over the next two years will be used to reclaim the area behind the wall and support a 62-hectare expansion.</p> <p>Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the channel upgrade was a key project under the Townsville City Deal.</p> <p>“This is a major milestone in the channel upgrade project, which is not only the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken at the Port of Townsville, but will help position Townsville as the economic gateway to Asia and Northern Australia,” Minister Fletcher said.</p> <p>“This project is one of many significant investments that we’re making through the City Deal, which is helping to generate local jobs, drive economic growth, and ensure that Townsville is a vibrant and liveable city for years to come.”</p> <p>Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads, the Hon Mark Bailey MP, said upgrading the port’s channels would support Queensland’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan, unlocking capacity for commercial, defence and cruise ships up to 300 metres long.</p> <p>“We know that when the port is strong, close to 800,000 Queenslanders reap the benefits,” Minister Bailey said.</p> <p> ”That’s why we’re investing in this largest-ever port upgrade, which is supporting local jobs and providing work to local suppliers now during construction and will expand the trading capacity of one of Queensland’s largest publicly-owned ports.”</p> <p>Federal Member for Herbert, Phillip Thompson MP, said the project was critical to enabling the city to reach its full potential.</p> <p>“This is the largest port in Northern Australia but there’s still room for growth, so that’s why we’ve invested in this project,” Mr Thompson said.</p> <p>“This is a great example of what the City Deal can achieve when all levels of government work together – not only investing in critical infrastructure to unlock our economic potential, but also creating jobs for locals in the process.”</p> <p>Queensland Resources Minister and State Member for Townsville, the Hon Scott Stewart MP, said the Channel Upgrade would support jobs in the Townsville region, providing local opportunities during North Queensland’s economic recovery.</p> <p>“The project has so far provided employment to more than 1,300 people since 2018, when design work started,” Mr Stewart said.</p> <p>“Expanding the Port of Townsville’s footprint builds capacity for our resources sector to export more to the world through our pit to port approach, which involves upgrading the Mt Isa to Townsville rail line too.</p> <p>“The resources sector plays a vital role in supporting jobs across the state and it will be a key part of Queensland’s plan for economic recovery from COVID-19.</p> <p>“More exports means more royalties, and more jobs for Queenslanders.”</p> <p>Port of Townsville Chief Infrastructure Officer, Marissa Wise, said seven local rock suppliers provided 900,000 tonnes of rock, with construction of the 10-metre-high wall requiring specialist knowledge.</p> <p>“It was a complex project that called on the marine construction expertise of designers, engineers, environmental experts and contractors working together,” Ms Wise said.</p> <p>“We have used a number of innovative design and construction techniques to ensure the rock wall withstands tidal action, storm surges, cyclones and rising sea levels.”</p> <p>Of the more than 1,300 people employed by the project since 2018, over 90 per cent were Queenslanders, 10 per cent First Nations people and more than 6 per cent trainees and apprentices. </p> <p>During the peak construction phase of the rock wall there were 200 trucks passing through the site gates every day to deliver over 20,000 tonnes of rock a week.</p> <p>Dredging to widen Townsville’s 14.9-kilometre shipping channel will commence shortly, with all dredge material to be placed in a 62-hectare reclamation area bounded by the rock wall.</p> <p>Dredging is expected to take two years, with the project set for completion in late 2023.</p> <p>The Port has committed $17 million for environmental monitoring and management programs as part of the project, including those covering dolphins, turtles, seagrass, coral and shorebirds, with an Independent Technical Advisory Committee providing expert oversight.</p> <p>The Channel Upgrade project is the largest infrastructure project in the Townsville Port’s history and is the first stage of the 30-year Port Expansion Project.</p> <p>The Townsville Port Channel Upgrade is a joint project of the Australian and Queensland governments, and Port of Townsville Limited, and forms part of the Townsville City Deal signed in December 2016.</p> <p>Additional information:</p> <ul> <li>The shipping channel will be widened from 92 metres to 180 metres at the Port end, and taper to 120 metres at the seaward end,</li> <li>The wider shipping channel will allow vessels up to 300 metres to safely access the Port,</li> <li>Best practice dredging methods will ensure minimal environmental impact, </li> <li>All capital dredge material will be transported to land for beneficial reuse in a 62-hectare reclamation area, bounded by the rock wall,</li> <li>The area will allow the Port to expand its footprint in the future and ultimately pave the way for up to six new berths, and</li> <li>Trade volumes through the Port of Townsville are expected to triple over the next 30 years.</li> </ul> Fletcher Townsville Port’s $232 million upgrade rocks on Bolivia Hill bridge deck takes shape to boost safety https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/joyce/media-release/bolivia-hill-bridge-deck-takes-shape-boost-safety <p class="MsoNormal">The Bolivia Hill upgrade on the New England Highway is powering ahead, with all 61 concrete segments of the new bridge now in place.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said the Australian Government’s $98 million contribution to the $134 million project would ensure the project crosses the finish line by the end of the year.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“This upgrade will be a game changer for the estimated 1,500 vehicles, including 500 heavy vehicles, that use this route between Glen Innes and Tenterfield every day,” Mr Joyce said.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“I am determined to get the job done on this crucial upgrade, which is why the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government unlocked $43 million in new funding for the project in February.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“We’re getting on with the job of making this stretch of road safer for all those who use it, building on our record investment in road safety right along the New England Highway, including the $700 million Singleton Bypass, the $136 million Scone Bypass and the $5.6 million Bald Nob Road upgrade.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Mr Joyce, who is also the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development said, “Projects like this not only drive jobs in the region, but also secure our economic recovery and keep Australians safe by ensuring people and freight get to their destinations sooner and safer.”</p> <p class="MsoNormal">NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Paul Toole said the NSW Government had also increased its funding commitment to the project by $10.74 million, allowing Transport for NSW to deliver the works despite extremely challenging terrain.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“The new 320-metre concrete balanced cantilever bridge will remove a recognised ‘black spot’ on the highway, so vehicles will no longer have to negotiate a dangerous curve when it opens to traffic later this year,” Mr Toole said.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“Work to build retaining walls approaching each end of the bridge and roadwork on the southern side of the bridge is also complete.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“Roadwork on the northern side is about 80 per cent complete and work is continuing to install safety barriers, railings and bridge joints, and to carry out asphalt surfacing and line marking. This is a project that’s designed to help save lives on our road.”</p> <p class="MsoNormal">While this project has taken longer than originally forecast due to unanticipated geotechnical conditions combined with drought and bushfire impacts, the project is on track for completion later this year.</p> <h2 class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Media Contact:</strong></h2> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Deputy Prime Minister</strong> – Phil Corbett 0436 807 792</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Minister Toole</strong> – Ella Smith 0428 745 348</p> Joyce Bolivia Hill bridge deck takes shape to boost safety Online safety during lockdowns https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/fletcher/media-release/online-safety-during-lockdowns <p>With lockdowns in major Australian cities leading to a surge in internet use, it is important to be prepared for a likely increase in online harms, Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher, warned today.</p> <p>New statistics from eSafety, released by Minister Fletcher, demonstrate that online risks continued to rise through the first half of 2021, even in the absence of extended lockdowns.</p> <p>Complaints of serious cyberbullying against Australian children have been up by almost 30 per cent on the same period in 2020, while complaints of cyber abuse directed against adults are up by almost half.</p> <p>Reports to eSafety under its prohibited online content scheme -- the vast bulk of which captures child sexual abuse material -- were up by more than 30 per cent in the first half of this year.</p> <p>Minister Fletcher urged Australians to maintain similar standards of civility online as are commonly observed in everyday life, and encouraged parents to remain closely involved in the online activities of children.</p> <p>“Previous lockdowns have reinforced that the internet is overwhelmingly a positive aspect of our lives, but they have also highlighted some of the negatives,” Minister Fletcher said.</p> <p>“From March 2020, during the first wave of COVID and resulting lockdowns, the eSafety Commissioner experienced an unprecedented increase in reports of all online harm types, including abuse, cyberbullying, image-based abuse and unwanted exposure to illegal and harmful content.”</p> <p>Keeping Australians safe online is a priority of the Morrison Government.</p> <p>Last month the Parliament passed the Online Safety Act 2021. The Act will improve online safety for Australians by providing new and strengthened powers for the eSafety Commissioner to deal with cyberbullying, online abuse, image-based abuse and harmful online content. The new Act will take effect from early 2022.</p> <p>In the 2021-22 Budget, the Government invested an extra $15 million over two years for eSafety to bolster its investigations teams to respond to reports of image-based abuse, adult cyber abuse, cyberbullying and harmful online content. eSafety has a budget of $125 million over the next four years.</p> <p>The eSafety Commissioner provides a range of online safety guidance, such as <a href="https://www.esafety.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-04/5%20tips%20to%20keep%20your%20family%20safe%20online.pdf">steps to keep your family safe online</a> that include:</p> <ul> <li>Starting the chat about online safety as a family.</li> <li>Creating a Family Technology Agreement to help you and your kids decide when and how digital technology will be used at home.</li> <li>Setting up parental controls to monitor and limits what kids see and do online.</li> <li>Choosing games and other apps carefully.</li> <li>Using digital technology together.</li> </ul> <p>The eSafety Commissioner also has a range of tailored information and resources on online safety, including free online webinars for parents and carers.</p> <p>To find out more, visit <a href="http://www.esafety.gov.au">www.esafety.gov.au</a>.</p> Fletcher Online safety during lockdowns An extra $7 million to support regional arts and entertainment https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/fletcher/media-release/extra-7-million-support-regional-arts-and-entertainment <p>More than $7 million will flow to regional arts and entertainment organisations to attract additional tourists to Australian regions and to speed economic recovery in communities hit hard by COVID-19, as part of the Morrison Government’s Regional Arts Tourism package.</p> <p>Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the $7.4 million will build on support for the regions in the Creative Economy COVID Support Package, which now stands at more than $440 million.</p> <p>“Arts and cultural events, festivals, museums and galleries all play a significant role in attracting people to our regions, which is exactly what Australian communities need as they begin to rebuild from the devastating impacts of the pandemic,” Minister Fletcher said.</p> <p>“As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout progresses, this package will enable regional artists and sector organisations to develop new showcases and performance opportunities, which will attract audiences to unmissable local and interstate experiences.”</p> <p>Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, said marketing arts and entertainment events in the regions would support jobs and businesses in tourism, hospitality, accommodation, and retail.</p> <p>“The best thing we can do for regional tourism is to get Australians back taking holidays and spending in regional communities,” Minister Tehan said.</p> <p>“Attending a festival or cultural event is the main reason for visiting a regional area for 57 per cent of first-time visitors, and arts tourists travel further, stay longer and spend more money than the average domestic tourist.</p> <p>“Our Government’s investment is supporting tourism, regional communities and the arts.”</p> <p>The Regional Arts Tourism package includes:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Regional arts activities for tourists</strong> –<strong> </strong>an additional $5 million in competitive grant funding through the Regional Arts Fund for artists, arts workers and arts organisations to develop and promote cultural events for tourists across regional Australia.</li> <li><strong>Festivals </strong>– an additional $2.4 million through the Festivals Australia program to grow audiences at festivals across regional Australia.</li> <li><strong>Community arts </strong>– $3 million for the Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism program, supporting community arts and cultural organisations to rebuild after the pandemic.</li> <li><strong>Tourism Australia</strong> will support the Regional Arts Tourism package, promoting creative and cultural experiences in regions that have been hard-hit by the pandemic, with a focus on attracting interstate audiences.</li> </ul> <p>Deputy Chair of the Creative Economy Taskforce, Mr John Barrington AM, noted that arts experiences have a strong and important role as a driver for tourism in Australia.</p> <p>"Domestic arts tourists are high value tourists. In 2018, the average overnight stay for an arts tourist was five nights, compared to three nights for an overnight trip for any other reason.  In the same year, the average spend per trip for an arts daytrip was $138, nearly $30 more than a non-arts daytrip,” Mr Barrington said.</p> <p>The Morrison Government is investing more than $1 billion into the arts and creative sector in 2021-22.</p> <p>The programs will be implemented in consultation with the tourism sector, with further details to be published on the Office for the Arts website: <a href="http://www.arts.gov.au/covid-19-update">www.arts.gov.au/covid-19-update</a></p> <p><strong>Media contacts:</strong><br /> Fletcher: Christine Byllaardt | 0409 433 357 | <a href="mailto:Christine.VandenByllaardt@communications.gov.au">Christine.VandenByllaardt@communications.gov.au</a><br /> Tehan: Byron Vale 02 6277 7420 | <a href="mailto:minister.tehan-media@dfat.gov.au">minister.tehan-media@dfat.gov.au</a></p> Fletcher An extra $7 million to support regional arts and entertainment Regional airports supported with critical funding https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/joyce/media-release/regional-airports-supported-critical-funding <p>Eighty-nine projects at regional airports will benefit from grants totalling nearly $30 million under Round 2 of the Australian Government’s Regional Airports Program.</p> <p>Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the program supports important safety and access upgrades for regional airports.  </p> <p>“For our regional communities, the local airport provides an essential link to the rest of Australia,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.  </p> <p>“That’s why we’ve committed $100 million over four years from 2019–20 to 2022–23 to help owners of regional airports right across Australia deliver upgrades to improve runway and taxiway pavements and install new lighting or fencing.</p> <p>“These projects will improve the safety of aircraft, operators and passengers, the delivery of goods and services and better meet the operational requirements of aeromedical and other emergency services, including supporting bushfire preparedness.</p> <p>“This is a great example of the Liberal and Nationals Government backing the aviation industry and importantly it will help secure a stronger future for these regional areas – needed now more than ever as we continue to recover from COVID-19.”</p> <p>Australian Airports Association (AAA) Chief Executive James Goodwin said funding for regional airport infrastructure had never been so important.</p> <p>“Regional airports were among the first hit and will be one of the last to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic with passenger numbers dropping more than 70 per cent during the peak,” Mr Goodwin said.  </p> <p>“This investment from the Australian Government not only ensures regional communities can continue to enjoy safe and efficient air transport, it also future proofs regional Australia for generations to come with infrastructure which drives economic growth and connectivity.</p> <p>“This program will help regional airports deliver projects which create long-term benefits, so communities can continue to have access to freight, work, essential services, health care, family and friends no matter where they live.”</p> <p>The Australian Government will work with successful recipients under this round to deliver the funding needed to help support regional Australia’s post-pandemic recovery.</p> <p>Examples of projects funded include:</p> <ul> <li>$600,000 to the Northern Territory Government for sealing the runway at Hughes Airstrip to support fire-fighting efforts. </li> <li>$400,000 to Charters Towers Regional Council for airstrip, fencing and other upgrades at Charters Towers Airport in Queensland.</li> <li>$260,857 to Kempsey Shire Council for fencing to reduce wildlife intrusion at Kempsey airport in New South Wales.</li> <li>$267,300 to Warrnambool City Council in Victoria to seal Warrnambool airport’s runway 04/22.</li> <li>$241,000 to the Shire of Mingenew in Western Australia to upgrade the Mingenew airstrip to support Royal Flying Doctors Service operations.</li> <li>$320,000 to the Corporation of the City of Port Augusta to reseal the apron area and upgrade the runway lighting at Port Augusta airport in South Australia.</li> <li>$90,000 to the Break O’Day Council for new fencing at St Helens airport in Tasmania.</li> </ul> <p>This funding is in addition to the Australian Government’s total package of support for Australia’s aviation industry of more than $4.5 billion in response to COVID-19.</p> <p>For a full list of successful projects and more information on the Regional Airports Program, visit <a href="http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/regionalaviation">www.infrastructure.gov.au/regionalaviation</a>.</p> <h2>Media contact:</h2> <p>Deputy Prime Minister – Sarah Holder 0460 306 892</p> <p>AAA – Hannah Maguire 0429 920 254</p> Joyce Regional airports supported with critical funding Works underway on $103 million Bruce Highway upgrade north of Maryborough https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/joyce/media-release/works-underway-103-million-bruce-highway-upgrade-north-maryborough <p>Work is ramping up to deliver a $103 million upgrade of the Bruce Highway near Aldershot, with two new bridges to be built at Saltwater Creek and Deadmans Gully.</p> <p>Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the jointly funded $103 million project will upgrade the bridges and flood-ways near Aldershot to reduce the impact of flooding between Maryborough and Torbanlea.</p> <p>“These upgrades will provide flood immunity for a one-in-100-year flood, keeping traffic flowing and communities and emergency services connected even during times of crisis,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.</p> <p>“This announcement is another example of Llew O’Brien and Keith Pitt’s advocacy delivering for the people of this region, securing funding for the infrastructure they need and deserve.</p> <p>“It’s also the Federal Government’s record $110 billion infrastructure investment plan in action, delivering on our commitment to securing the nation’s recovery and keeping our communities safe.</p> <p>“The Federal Government is investing over $10 billion in a safer, smoother and more reliable Bruce Highway for the over half of all Queenslanders, from Brisbane right through to Cairns, who rely on this key north-south route.”</p> <p>Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the project was one of hundreds being delivered under the jointly funded $13 billion Bruce Highway Upgrade Program.</p> <p>“We’re making excellent progress on the pipeline of projects up and down the Bruce Highway, with 154 projects in delivery, including 48 under construction right now,” Mr Bailey said.</p> <p>“That pipeline gives local workers and businesses certainty that funding will continue to flow into their local economies and is an important part of Queensland’s Covid-19 Economic Recovery Plan.</p> <p>“With the $1 billion Gympie Bypass moving ahead, increased funding locked in to build four lanes for the Tiaro Bypass and now works starting at Saltwater Creek, locals in Gympie and the Wide Bay Region will benefits from significant improvements to the highway.</p> <p>Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said the project would improve flood immunity on the Bruce Highway by building the new bridges and upgrading four floodways between Maryborough and Torbanlea.</p> <p>“This section of the Bruce Highway has poor flood immunity and has faced lengthy closures during significant rainfall events, so this important upgrade will help ensure traffic and freight can keep moving during wet weather,” Mr Pitt said.</p> <p>“This will strengthen the resilience of our national highway, and ensure that passengers and freight movements can avoid disruptions, which has a significant impact on the local economy and particularly the horticulture and cane industries.</p> <p>“I thank motorists for their patience during construction, and look forward to the project being completed as we work to rebuild our local economy.”</p> <p>Queensland Assistant Minister for Regional Roads and State Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders said the Saltwater Creek upgrade would support 286 direct jobs.</p> <p>“Work is also underway on the $20 million Bruce Highway upgrade at Childers, as well as $43 million worth of targeted safety upgrades on the highway between Gin Gin and Miriam Vale,” Mr Saunders said.</p> <p>“These projects aren’t just making the highway safer, more flood resilient and less congested, they are also supporting our local economy.</p> <p>“They mean local jobs and opportunities are being supported not just for construction workers, but also local businesses and suppliers that can sub-contract to large projects like these.”</p> <p>Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O'Brien said the upgrade would help keep communities connected during natural disasters, improve general safety, and create jobs for the region.</p> <p>“We have suffered regular wet-weather closures and delays on this part of the highway, most notably during the 2013 floods when the Bruce Highway was closed for nearly 31 hours due to flooding at Saltwater Creek Bridge, which put a significant strain on essential services and delayed the recovery period,” Mr O’Brien said.</p> <p>“The Bruce Highway is a lifeline during natural disasters, and a better highway also builds a stronger economy and supports jobs.</p> <p>“I’ll keep fighting for every dollar I can get to make sure the Bruce Highway is as safe as possible, and meets the needs of motorists, local communities, businesses and industry to ensure our region can thrive into the future.”</p> <p>The project is expected to be completed by late 2023, weather and construction conditions permitting.</p> <p>The $103 million project is jointly funded with the Australian Government contributing $82.4 million and the Queensland Government funding $20.6 million.</p> <p>The Bruce Highway Upgrade Program is the largest road infrastructure program currently underway in Queensland, supporting regional economic growth and boosting employment opportunities.</p> <p>For more information, visit the project webpage at <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=http*3a*2f*2fwww.tmr.qld.gov.au*2fprojects*2fbruce-highway-saltwater-creek-bridge-upgrade&amp;c=E,1,7dTmsuO0UxbtuNjppBkPsSghZWpOd2xiik5E-LSHxxLKI1bkVtvHy6jql6LiY2uCHzF9WOcWsb6vlUj6TbQaRXSPu-bo9RM56JGlXV_iquuDWMpF2oQI&amp;typo=1__;JSUlJSU!!OMLVqIk!kJJ1f_vWUd7AZlawIXjv_INnNd1XaX5LFkKfazc_v-uZQKUY5j4IuOT7RrCuJ-cYgPc7PUwUPlvc-ufUNg$">www.tmr.qld.gov.au/projects/bruce-highway-saltwater-creek-bridge-upgrade</a> or contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 1300 728 390 or email <a href="mailto:bundaberg.office@tmr.qld.gov.au">bundaberg</a>.<a href="mailto:bundaberg.office@tmr.qld.gov.au">office@tmr.qld.gov.au</a></p> <h2><strong>Media contacts:</strong></h2> <p>Deputy Prime Minister – Sarah Holder (02) 6277 7520</p> <p>Minister Bailey/Assistant Minister Saunders – Toby Walker 0439 347 875</p> Joyce Works underway on $103 million Bruce Highway upgrade north of Maryborough Natalie Portman film to inject $25 million into Australian economy https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/fletcher/media-release/natalie-portman-film-inject-25-million-australian-economy <p>Upcoming feature film Days of Abandonment, starring Academy Award® winner Natalie Portman, is the latest production to be drawn to Australia with the assistance of the Morrison Government’s $540 million Location Incentive program.</p> <p>Days of Abandonment, which has received support of $3.4 million, is based on the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante. Natalie Portman plays Tess, a woman who abandoned her own dreams for a stable home life, and in turn abandoned by her husband. As a result, her world is thrown off its axis.</p> <p>Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the production is expected to generate more than $25 million of local economic activity.</p> <p>“Days of Abandonment will directly create more than 200 jobs for cast and crew, 500 extras roles, and use the services of an estimated 400 businesses across New South Wales when they begin filming in July,” Minister Fletcher said.</p> <p>To date, the Morrison Government has distributed $224 million under the Location Incentive to attract 24 productions to Australia, generating more than $1.74 billion of expenditure in the economy, providing an estimated 16,000 jobs for Australian cast and crew, and creating work for over 15,600 Australian businesses.</p> <p>New South Wales Minister for the Arts, the Hon Don Harwin MLC, said securing Days of Abandonment cemented NSW’s place as Australia’s film production powerhouse.</p> <p>“NSW is the creative heart of Australia, employing 56 per cent of the people in our screen industry and there is no better place for production of this feature film,” Minister Harwin said.</p> <p>‘The NSW Government’s Made in NSW fund is supporting Days of Abandonment. This production will showcase the talent and expertise of our incredibly talented actors, producers and crew to showcase, and at the same time stimulate our local economy by bringing jobs right across the trades, hospitality and transport sectors who support them.”</p> <p>Filming is expected to take place in Sydney and regional New South Wales, commencing this month.</p> <p>Led by a strong female team including Maggie Betts, who wrote the script and is directing the film, Days of Abandonment will employ female creatives and crew across all levels of the production, and work with industry on events to promote women’s leadership in the screen sector. </p> <p>“We are very appreciative to have the opportunity to safely film in Australia alongside the talented people who live and work in the country,” said Executive Producers Maggie Betts, Celine Rattray, Sophie Mas and Len Amato. </p> <p>“Everyone has been so welcoming and we look forward to a successful production.”</p> <p>The production is strictly adhering to the screen industry’s best-practice COVID-Safe Guidelines and all government protocols relating to COVID-19.</p> <p>For more information on the Location Incentive Program please visit: <a href="http://www.arts.gov.au/what-we-do/screen/australian-screen-production-incentive">www.arts.gov.au/what-we-do/screen/australian-screen-production-incentive</a></p> Fletcher Natalie Portman film to inject $25 million into Australian economy More than 1,200 parking spaces for Craigieburn commuters https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/fletcher/media-release/more-1200-parking-spaces-craigieburn-commuters <p>A new 745 space car park has opened at Craigieburn Station, boosting the total number of parking spaces at the station to more than 1,200 and making it easier for commuters to find a car park and catch the train.</p> <p>The project was supported by the Morrison Government’s Urban Congestion Fund and delivered through the Victorian Government’s Car Parks for Commuters program, which is building and upgrading car parks at stations to make it easier to catch the train.</p> <p>Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the Commonwealth has committed $70 million to commuter car park upgrades along the Northern Lines to increase accessibility and safety for all commuters in this growing community.</p> <p>“The Morrison Government is getting on with delivering infrastructure projects that improve congestion and safety for commuters across Australia, making it easier for them to move around our capital cities and ensuring they get home quickly and safely,” Minister Fletcher said.</p> <p>“Under the Urban Congestion Fund, we are delivering 177 individual packages of works nationwide. The total number of Urban Congestion Fund projects around Australia that are completed or underway is 68, with a further 47 expected to start construction this year.</p> <p>“This is just the latest example of us delivering on our commitment to progress critical infrastructure projects across the country under our record $110 billion, 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline, which is helping to drive Australia’s world-leading economic recovery.”</p> <p>Victorian Minister for Public Transport, the Hon Ben Carroll MP, said the new car park was needed to meet the demand of the popular area.</p> <p>“The new car park has made it much easier for people living in the rapidly growing outer Northern suburbs to access public transport,” Minister Carroll said.</p> <p>“The significant increase in spaces responds to the demand we are seeing for parking at stations in Melbourne’s growth areas.”</p> <p>Member for Yuroke Ros Spence said the new car park will benefit the entire community.</p> <p>“People wanting to drive to Craigieburn Station will now spend less time looking for a parking space and are less likely to need to park on surrounding streets.”</p> <p>The upgrade includes a new footpath connecting people from the car park to the station and the added lighting and CCTV will make it safer for people to use the car park at all times of the day and night.</p> <p>A signalised pedestrian crossing over Potter Street and an upgraded pedestrian crossing over the railway line have also been provided to assist commuters in accessing the station safely from the new car park.</p> <p>More than 30 new parking spaces were built at Craigieburn Station in 2019. This was in addition to the 123 spaces delivered since October 2016, helping to ease congestion in the short term.</p> <p>The Car Parks for Commuters program is helping to deliver the Victorian Government’s commitment of 11,000 new and upgraded car parks at train stations across metropolitan and regional Victoria – on top of the almost 10,000 new and upgraded car parks delivered between 2014 and 2018.</p> <p>The 11,000 new and upgraded car parks will free up local streets, make it easier to catch the train, improve safety, and generate jobs across the state.</p> <p>Further information can be found at <a href="https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/?utm_source=miragenews&amp;utm_medium=miragenews&amp;utm_campaign=news">https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au</a> and <a href="https://carparks.vic.gov.au/?utm_source=miragenews&amp;utm_medium=miragenews&amp;utm_campaign=news">https://carparks.vic.gov.au/</a>.</p> Fletcher More than 1,200 parking spaces for Craigieburn commuters Deputy PM visit marks Maryborough Munitions Plant milestone https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/joyce/media-release/deputy-pm-visit-marks-maryborough-munitions-plant-milestone <p>A vision to put Maryborough on the international map as a centre of defence manufacturing excellence has reached a major milestone.</p> <p>Fifteen months after workers broke ground on a bare 23ha parcel of dirt at the Moonaboola Industrial Estate, construction is finally complete on the new Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions artillery shell forging plant.</p> <p>The factory will use state-of-the-art equipment, including a 1200-tonne hot forging press, to produce the world’s most technically advanced 155mm calibre projectiles for the Australian Defence Force as well as export markets.</p> <p>Australian company BADGE Constructions led the building phase for the $60m project which has had multi-level government backing with a $28.5m injection from the Federal Government’s Regional Growth Fund on top of $7.5m from the Queensland Government’s Regional Jobs and Investment Fund.</p> <p>Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce joined Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions representatives for a tour of the plant today, and Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien, who drove the push for Commonwealth funding, welcomed the project update.</p> <p>“We began work in Canberra three years ago on bringing this project to Maryborough, so today our region can share in RNM’s pride to finally see the concept become a reality,” Mr O’Brien said.</p> <p>“The Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions plant heralds a new chapter for a region that has a strong industrial heritage, creating 100 ongoing jobs and potentially adding more than $100 million in economic output to the Australian economy, including $36 million within the Wide Bay area alone.</p> <p>“This shows how the Federal Government’s investment in industry is helping to create local jobs and firmly puts Maryborough on the defence industry map, creating a better future for our region.”</p> <p>Mr Joyce said the project had delivered immediate and long-term jobs for the region.</p> <p>“The is a shining example of the Federal Government’s Regional Growth Fund doing its job. Boosting confidence, inspiring innovation and creating jobs that strengthen regional communities,” he said.</p> <p>More than 590 site inductions for workers were undertaken during the construction phase with just over 60 contracts placed for goods and services. The Wide Bay region and Southeast Queensland were the big winners with 55 contracts accounting for 98 per cent of the project spend.</p> <p>The striking administration office and entry foyer to the 7000sqm facility was constructed using locally grown timber from Maryborough-based Hyne Timber.</p> <p>When fully operational in 2022 the plant will have the capacity to produce 30,000 shell cases per year with a workforce of up to 100] from line supervisors, skilled operators, maintenance staff, labourers and apprentices.</p> <p>NIOA CEO and Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions Deputy Chairman Robert Nioa said the factory would bolster the local economy while delivering true sovereign industrial capability.</p> <p>Australia currently imports artillery shell cases from overseas for use by the Army in both training and combat.</p> <p>“From concept to completion, it’s been two years, so it is very exciting to see the end result. It is a magnificent-looking building, and we can all be proud of this,” Mr Nioa said.</p> <p>“RNM is committed to playing a key role as regional economies recover from the pandemic while producing the best equipment for the ADF and supporting government at all levels in their endeavours to create new domestic manufacturing opportunities in the defence sector.”</p> <p>Rheinmetall Waffe Munitions Chief Executive Officer and Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions Chairman Roman Koehne said the projectile plant would combine the best of global and local expertise in advanced military manufacturing.</p> <p>“We are delighted to reach this significant milestone,” Mr Koehne said. “’Together with our long-term partners at NIOA we are a step closer to developing a highly qualified local workforce, capable of producing world-leading munitions.”</p> <p>Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions Project Manager Jeff Crabtree said the building completion was a “fantastic achievement” by the whole team. The next stage will be the factory fit-out, followed by the commissioning, then first article production, commencing early 2022.</p> <p>Munitions and small arms research, design, development and manufacture has been identified as one of the federal government’s top 10 Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities.</p> Joyce Deputy PM visit marks Maryborough Munitions Plant milestone Carnarvon Highway upgrades complete https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/littleproud/media-release/carnarvon-highway-upgrades-complete <p>Works on two intersection upgrades on the Carnarvon Highway near St George are now complete.</p> <p>Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia and Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said the Federal Government had invested in the projects under the $4.9 billion nationwide Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative, which aims to improve productivity and efficiency on Australia’s key freight roads.</p> <p>"These ROSI projects are providing better connections between agricultural regions and ports, airports and other transport hubs and better access for tourism, mining and other sectors," Mr Littleproud said.</p> <p>"The two upgrades now complete on the highway include the intersection with the Castlereagh Highway and Salmon Road intersection.</p> <p>"Additionally, works on the intersection with Arcadia Valley Road, about 37.75 kilometres north of Injune, were completed in late May.</p> <p>"Funding of $3.4 million was invested to upgrade the Castlereagh Highway intersection, $4.8 million for the Salmon Road intersection and $1.3 million for the Arcadia Valley Road intersection.</p> <p>"The Australian Government has invested a total of $7.6 million and the Queensland Government committed $1.9 million in these three important projects to support regional businesses and regional communities.</p> <p>“This is yet another example of the Federal Government’s record $110 billion infrastructure investment plan supporting jobs, getting regional Queenslanders home sooner and safer, and helping secure Queensland and Australia’s economic recovery.”</p> <p>Queensland Assistant Regional Roads Minister Bruce Saunders said the upgrades will support the Palaszczuk Government’s long-term vision to build an inland freight route from Charters Towers to Mungindi, taking heavy haulage off the Bruce Highway, with an additional $500 million in joint funding locked in.</p> <p>"The upgrades to these intersections are providing improved turn treatments and approaches to the Carnarvon Highway," Mr Saunders said.</p> <p>“These intersections will form an important part of the Inland Freight Route in the future, so getting them right now means this section of road will be ready once more work starts.</p> <p>“All of this work supports the Palaszczuk Government’s record $27.5 billion roads and transport investment over four years, which is creating 24,000 jobs, and helping to drive Queensland’s economic recovery.”</p> <p>For up-to-date road condition information, call 13 19 40, visit <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=http*3a*2f*2fwww.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au&amp;c=E,1,EjZ_sBZ55i304pdUuuM2wXqikIXzfi4mC_Ptd-meXsnqw5I-R7y5zTfUYEB6hqZTDiw0k2fpxVll3Hbj0yedY0Pl40nPFblf6vMks9_RYsvFD1w,&amp;typo=1__;JSUl!!OMLVqIk!isIDIGCtWRRaZP2WLCFiWDUsKf_jm5V6sS7-4b0UV3ErGPHVWmshN3ydhooDkzKx5LiV0CfLTwAD12s7Kg$">www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au</a> or download the app.</p> <p>For more information about the projects go to <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=http*3a*2f*2fwww.tmr.qld.gov.au&amp;c=E,1,oGnZhxJtdyXwvKA-XF4XMS6fSS71IF8qjBuxfxq9ATqgxNfM3qB31O55ybaKLNrdHQK_CWcYJGXuOYh2WvQXQeVNzuW5DizK8-8IqcRtNA,,&amp;typo=1__;JSUl!!OMLVqIk!isIDIGCtWRRaZP2WLCFiWDUsKf_jm5V6sS7-4b0UV3ErGPHVWmshN3ydhooDkzKx5LiV0CfLTwB2VCkEOg$">www.tmr.qld.gov.au</a>, and to <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https*3a*2f*2finvestment.infrastructure.gov.au*2fkey_projects*2finitiatives*2froads_strategic_importance.aspx&amp;c=E,1,XRj5UPU66hr9B3XxKjn8Hmw-461KE4jHAaTYknG-M3vQA8KIaeyQ_J7MLPrKrt7jW2EdcEL1ZzzHgXZpWe4jKJXa3F6EreyR7p8bkEHhmd9zYnIJqTX33A,,&amp;typo=1__;JSUlJSUl!!OMLVqIk!isIDIGCtWRRaZP2WLCFiWDUsKf_jm5V6sS7-4b0UV3ErGPHVWmshN3ydhooDkzKx5LiV0CfLTwBZBnX2PA$">https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/key_projects/initiatives/roads_strategic_importance.aspx</a> for more information about the Australian Government’s Roads of Strategic Importance initiative.</p> Littleproud Carnarvon Highway upgrades complete Highway upgrades kick off supporting local jobs and improving safety https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/fletcher/media-release/highway-upgrades-kick-supporting-local-jobs-and-improving-safety <p>Work will kick off this month on two highway projects in Upper Swan and Wooroloo that will help to ease congestion, improve safety and support around 180 jobs.</p> <p>A new roundabout will be constructed on Great Northern Highway at the intersection of Apple Street and Coondaree Parade in Upper Swan.</p> <p>The project will also include realigning the existing intersection, improvements to drainage and street lighting, new pedestrian and cycling facilities, and a new accessway for heavy vehicles at the Apple Street Road Train Assembly Area.</p> <p>The $14 million project is jointly funded by the Federal Government, State Government and third-party stakeholders (Satterley Property Group, City of Swan and BGC) and will improve travel times and road safety at the intersection, increase connectivity in the area with a cyclist lane, cater for various heavy vehicle movements, and improve drainage.</p> <p>WBHO Infrastructure Pty Ltd will undertake the works, which are expected to be completed in the first half of 2022.</p> <p>Work will also be undertaken to realign two kilometres of Great Eastern Highway in Wooroloo - used by more than 7,000 vehicles a day - which will eliminate three substandard curves, help reduce the risk of crashes and improve safety.</p> <p>Work will be completed by Decmil Southern Pty Ltd with the new section of highway to include a painted median to provide better separation between traffic, as well as wider sealed shoulders and safety barriers.</p> <p>The project also includes a new connection to Old Northam Road, upgrades to Wooroloo Prison Farm access road and the addition of left and right-turn pockets at both intersections.</p> <p>The $14.4 million project is jointly funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments and is anticipated to be completed in the first half of 2022.</p> <p><strong>Comments attributed to Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Paul Fletcher:</strong></p> <p>"The Morrison Government has allocated an unprecedented amount of funding to road upgrades throughout Western Australia and is getting on with delivering infrastructure projects that improve congestion and safety for commuters, ensuring they get home quickly and safely.</p> <p>"Under the Urban Congestion Fund, we are delivering 177 individual packages of works nationwide. The Great Northern Highway-Apple Street intersection upgrade and Great Eastern Highway and Old Northam Road projects bring the total number of Urban Congestion Fund projects around Australia that are completed or underway to 65. A further 51 are expected to start construction this year. </p> <p>"This is just the latest example of us delivering on our commitment to progress critical infrastructure projects across the country under our record $110 billion 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline, which is helping to drive Australia's world-leading economic recovery."</p> <p><strong>Comments attributed to WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:</strong></p> <p>"The McGowan Government is committed to supporting local jobs while also improving safety and easing congestion on our roads.</p> <p>"Thousands of cars use these intersections each day, many of which are heavy vehicles.</p> <p>"These projects will help transform the local areas, and make it easier for drivers as our communities continue to grow."</p> Fletcher Highway upgrades kick off supporting local jobs and improving safety $140 million Ferny Grove Station upgrade kicks off https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/fletcher/media-release/140-million-ferny-grove-station-upgrade-kicks <p>Another Queensland jobs boost is underway with major construction underway on Ferny Grove’s $140 million landmark suburban Transit Oriented Development (TOD).</p> <p>The $140 million mixed-use development at the Ferny Grove Train Station will be delivered by Queensland-based developer Honeycombes Property Group.</p> <p>The project is being supported by an $11 million investment from the Morrison Government and $9 million from the Palaszczuk Government to deliver more than 1,400 car parks.</p> <p>More than 800 full time jobs will be supported by the development, including about 285 directly tied to the construction project.</p> <p>Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said this major infrastructure upgrade for North Brisbane would revamp the Ferny Grove rail station into a vibrant transport hub.</p> <p>“The Morrison Government is getting on with delivering infrastructure projects that improve congestion and safety for commuters across Australia, making it easier for them to move around our capital cities and ensuring they get home quickly and safely.</p> <p>“This project brings to 66 the total number of Urban Congestion Fund projects around Australia that are completed or underway. A further 50 are expected to start construction this year.</p> <p>“This is just the latest example of us delivering on our commitment to progress critical infrastructure projects across the country under our record $110 billion, 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline, which is helping to drive Australia’s world-leading economic recovery.”</p> <p>Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister, the Hon Mark Bailey MP, said securing hundreds more jobs in Brisbane was crucial to Queensland’s plan for economic recovery.</p> <p>“As we focus on economic recovery from Queensland’s strong COVID-19 response, jointly-funded projects like this provide significant community benefits and local construction jobs,” Minister Bailey said.</p> <p>“Building better infrastructure for local communities and commuters is a focus of Queensland’s $27.5 billion pipeline of road and transport upgrades</p> <p>Federal Member for Dickson, the Hon Peter Dutton MP said, “There is a huge need for additional car parks at Ferny grove station and this project will provide the extra capacity the community needs.”</p> <p>Federal Member for Ryan, Julian Simmonds MP, said the project would provide local commuters with safe and convenient access to more park ‘n’ ride facilities and an expanded shopping and entertainment precinct</p> <p>“The vision for the upgrade is to create a local ‘neighbourhood village’, which could feature food and beverage operators, a supermarket, cinema complex, childcare facility, medical practitioners and other service providers,” Mr Simmonds said.</p> <p>“The upgrade is expected to support more than 285 jobs during the life of the project, which is just fantastic news.”</p> <p>State Member for Ferny Grove Mark Furner said the project would have a significant impact on the liveability of the region.</p> <p>“I have backed this project for years because of the difference it will make to traffic on local roads and easier access to public transport for so many local people,” Mr Furner said.</p> <p>“It is fantastic to see construction getting underway and the additional jobs involved in the project can only be good for the local economy.”</p> <p>Honeycombes Property Group Managing Director Peter Honeycombe the Ferny Grove Central project had been seven years in the planning.</p> <p>“It is immensely rewarding to finally get to the starting line and to start construction on the project today,” Mr Honeycombe said.</p> <p>“It’s somewhat symbolic that it comes within days of Brisbane being announced as the 2032 Olympics host city with the opportunity to showcase our city and region to the world.</p> <p>“We see this as a very important urban renewal project for Ferny Grove and for Brisbane’s north-west and we’re passionate about projects that breathe new life into communities and that create a neighbourhood village atmosphere with all modern amenities that people want.”</p> <p>The Ferny Grove development will provide more than 1400 retail and commuter car parks, 82 residential apartments, shopping and entertainment amenities.</p> <p>Construction on the commuter car park upgrade is set to be completed by late 2022 and the entire mixed-use TOD expected to be completed by late 2023, weather permitting.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Community-and-environment/Planning-and-development/Transit-oriented-developments/Current-transit-oriented-developments">www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Community-and-environment/Planning-and-development/Transit-oriented-developments</a>.<br />  </p> <h2><strong>Media contact:</strong></h2> <p><strong>Minister Fletcher: </strong>Erin Forster | 0448 207 414 | <a href="mailto:erin.forster@communications.gov.au">erin.forster@communications.gov.au</a><br /> <strong>Minister Bailey: </strong>Toby Walker | 0439 347 875 | <a href="mailto:Toby.Walker@ministerial.qld.gov.au">Toby.Walker@ministerial.qld.gov.au</a></p> Fletcher $140 million Ferny Grove Station upgrade kicks off $4 million lifeline to sustain Opera Australia during the pandemic https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/fletcher/media-release/4-million-lifeline-sustain-opera-australia-during-pandemic <p>Opera Australia has been allocated $4 million from the Morrison Government’s $35 million COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund, to support the ongoing viability of this vitally important national arts company.</p> <p>The Morrison Government established the $35 million Sustainability Fund in June 2020 as part of the $250 million Creative Economy COVID Support Package. With additional funding added since then, the total amount committed to the package now stands at $430 million.</p> <p>The purpose of the Sustainability Fund is to provide support to systemically significant major arts companies, should they face a risk of not being able to sustain themselves to reach the end of the pandemic and return to normal operations.</p> <p>Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cites and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said Opera Australia employs more than 400 arts workers, including costume makers, crew, and set designers.</p> <p>“Opera Australia has the largest annual revenue of the arts companies supported by the Australia Council. It is the biggest employer amongst them. In a normal year it presents a large number of high quality productions in Sydney, Melbourne and other cities, trains many people who go on to work elsewhere in the arts in Australia and globally, and it has specialised resources and capabilities that, if lost, would be a blow not just to this company but to Australia’s entire arts ecosystem,” Minister Fletcher said.</p> <p>“The Morrison Government is committed to a sustainable and vibrant creative sector, which is why we acted quickly in establishing this fund last year to support Australia’s leading arts organisations to continue employing hundreds of workers, provide unsurpassable experiences to Australian audiences, and drive economic activity in their communities.”</p> <p>The Government’s decision to commit this $4 million of funding comes after the recent announcement from Opera Australia that the Sydney lockdown has required it to postpone Phantom of the Opera, which had been intended as a major revenue-generating production in the second half of 2021.</p> <p>To date, grants have been provided to ten organisations under the Sustainability Fund.</p> <p>This $4 million funding commitment is in addition to support the Morrison Government continues to provide via the Australia Council to Opera Australia and the Opera Australia Orchestra, in partnership with the NSW and Victorian State Governments.</p> <p>CEO of Opera Australia Rory Jeffes said he greatly appreciates the Federal Government’s recognition of the important role that Opera Australia represents in the sector, with all the flow on effects that benefit the broader world of live performance.</p> <p>“The desperately needed support through the sustainability fund announced today does not solve the difficulties we face but is certainly a boost to morale in these dark days - and allows us to be more confident of at least the immediate future,” Mr Jeffes said.</p> <p>The Morrison Government is investing more than $1 billion into the arts and creative sector in 2021-22.</p> <p>Following this funding commitment to Opera Australia, almost $15 million remains in the Sustainability Fund, which is still open and accepting applications.</p> <p>For more information on the Sustainability Fund, please visit: <a href="https://www.arts.gov.au/funding-and-support/arts-sustainability-fund">https://www.arts.gov.au/funding-and-support/arts-sustainability-fund</a></p> <p> </p> <h2>Media contact:</h2> <p>Christine Byllaardt | 0409 433 357 | <a href="mailto:Christine.VandenByllaardt@communications.gov.au">Christine.VandenByllaardt@communications.gov.au</a></p> Fletcher $4 million lifeline to sustain Opera Australia during the pandemic Western Sydney Airport Metro gets green light https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/fletcher/media-release/western-sydney-airport-metro-gets-green-light <p>The Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project has reached a major milestone with planning approval having been granted by the New South Wales Government and major construction set to commence soon.</p> <p>Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Paul Fletcher said the approvals are a major step forward for the new Metro rail line, which will transform the way western Sydney connects to the rest of the city.</p> <p>“The Morrison Government is providing a once-in-a-generation level of funding in a range of major infrastructure projects across western Sydney, to transform the region and foster the creation of Australia’s future industries,” Minister Fletcher said.</p> <p>“This includes working closely with the NSW Government to deliver this new multi-billion dollar Sydney Metro line, which will provide a critical link to the new Western Sydney International (NancyBird Walton) Airport and improve connectivity for local residents.</p> <p>"Once operational, the new Metro is expected to transport up to 7,740 passengers each hour in each direction, while also taking about 110,000 vehicles off local roads every day, significantly reducing local traffic.</p> <p>New South Wales Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the 23-kilometre driverless metro will service western Sydney and the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, delivering major benefits for the region.</p> <p>“This city-shaping infrastructure will deliver a vital boost to the NSW economy, with the construction of Sydney’s newest Metro rail line expected to support around 14,000 jobs, including 250 apprentices,” Minister Constance said.</p> <p>“Community feedback has helped shape the Metro project, including introducing measures to further reduce parking impacts on local communities and the relocation of a temporary bus interchange.”</p> <p>New South Wales Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the project will provide the backbone for further development of the Western Parkland City.</p> <p>“It will take just five minutes to travel from the airport to the Aerotropolis, about 15 minutes from the airport to St Marys and 20 minutes from the Aerotopolis to St Marys - where customers can connect to the rest of Sydney’s rail network,” Minister Ayres said.</p> <p>“The initial operating capacity will see trains travelling in both directions every five minutes during peak periods, so customers won’t need a timetable - they’ll just be able to turn up and go.”</p> <p>Early works started on Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport in December 2020. Major work will start in the coming months, with the tunnelling contract awarded by the end of the year and tunnel boring machines in the ground by the end of 2023.</p> <p>The Australian and NSW governments are jointly delivering the 23km metro railway and six stations between St Marys and the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, including two stations at the airport.</p> <p>Commonwealth Government approvals for Sydney Metro’s rail development work within the boundary of Western Sydney International Airport are expected in the coming months.</p> <p>Animation and artist impressions available to download: <a href="https://f.io/uZn1i4dE">https://f.io/uZn1i4dE</a></p> <h2>Media contact:</h2> <p>Minister Fletcher: Erin Forster | 0448 207 414 | <a href="mailto:erin.forster@communications.gov.au">erin.forster@communications.gov.au</a></p> <p>Minister Constance: Mia Burns | 0455 338 762 | <a href="mailto:Mia.Burns@minister.nsw.gov.au">Mia.Burns@minister.nsw.gov.au</a></p> <p>Minister Ayres: Sophie Hull | 0447 583 756 | <a href="mailto:Sophie.Hull@minister.nsw.gov.au">Sophie.Hull@minister.nsw.gov.au</a></p> Fletcher Western Sydney Airport Metro gets green light Supporting Australia's world renowned Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/fletcher/media-release/supporting-australias-world-renowned-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-artists <p>The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts industry is receiving much needed support, with the Morrison Government announcing an extra $5.7 million in funding for the Indigenous Visual Arts industry Support (IVAIS) program.</p> <p>This is part of more than $38 million that will be shared by more than 90 Indigenous visual art organisations across Australia, which is vital to support the Indigenous visual arts industry to grow and deliver strong commercial outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.</p> <p>Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said this funding will provide critical infrastructure and build relationships that allow artists to create art, generate income, develop skills and connect to the art market.</p> <p>“I am pleased to announce that our support will provide professional opportunities for around 8,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual artists and on-going employment for more than 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts workers, most living in remote communities,” Minister Fletcher said.</p> <p>“Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and Cairns Indigenous Art Fair were two events forced to go online in 2020. This $700,000 in Regional Arts Tourism Events funding will enable both fairs to continue to attract visitors online and plan for their 2022 events.”</p> <p>Funded projects include:</p> <ul> <li>support for professional development of artists and arts workers in the West Pilbara</li> <li>activities to support Indigenous visual artists in south east Australia, through the NSW Aboriginal Culture Heritage and Arts Association</li> <li>support for artists with a disability at Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island in the Northern Territory</li> <li>further support for Arts Law Centre of Australia’s Licensing the Right Way project to improve licensing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artist seeking to gain income from licensed products.</li> </ul> <p>Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP said Indigenous visual art is integral to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ identity and is vitally important to Australia and all Australians.</p> <p>“Indigenous visual art sustains and strengthens Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, is an important way to express culture, and provides opportunities for employment, skills development and income,” Minister Wyatt said.</p> <p>“Investment in Indigenous cultures and building the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled arts sector is a priority for the Morrison Government. The Indigenous visual arts sector in Australia is a thriving and vibrant industry and provides significant economic, social and cultural benefits. Investment under the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Program will ensure long-term sustainability for the sector and will strengthen cultural practice safeguards”.</p> <p>The IVAIS program provides annual funding through an open competitive grants process and through targeted funding opportunities.</p> <p>The support being delivered through the IVAIS program comprises:</p> <ul> <li>Multi-year funding to 30 Indigenous art centres of $30.8 million, which will provide stability and certainty for their ongoing production and marketing of Indigenous visual art;</li> <li>Single and multi-year funding of more than $1.8 million for 17 activities that were successful in an open competitive grants process;</li> <li>Assistance with urgent infrastructure and equipment upgrades totalling $331,873 at five Indigenous art centres;</li> <li>A further $5 million in Relief and Recovery Funding to 84 Indigenous art centres and 6 Indigenous art fairs in 2020-21, on top of $7 million in COVID-19 support funding announced in April 2020;</li> <li>An additional $700,000 in Regional Arts Tourism Events funding to the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and Cairns Indigenous Art Fair in 2021-22.</li> </ul> <p>For more information about the IVAIS program and the full list of funding recipients visit: <a href="http://www.arts.gov.au/IVAIS">www.arts.gov.au/IVAIS</a></p> <p><strong>Media contacts:</strong><br /> Fletcher: Christine Byllaardt | 0409 433 357 | <a href="mailto:Christine.VandenByllaardt@communications.gov.au">Christine.VandenByllaardt@communications.gov.au</a><br /> Wyatt: Jessica Guthrie | 0438 231 687 | <a href="mailto:Jessica.Guthrie@ia.pm.gov.au">Jessica.Guthrie@ia.pm.gov.au</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>LATEST FUNDING RECIPIENTS</strong></p> <p><strong>Multi-year direct offer funding to 30 organisations (starting in 2021-22)</strong></p> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <p><strong>Successful recipients </strong></p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Organisation</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Activity description</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>State /</strong></p> <p><strong>Territory</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Years</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Funding</strong></p> <p><strong>(exc GST)</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Burrunju Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Burrunju Aboriginal Corporation  to provide arts services to artists based in the Canberra region.</p> </td> <td> <p>ACT</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$300,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Artists of Ampilatwatja Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Artists of Ampilatwatja Aboriginal Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Ampilatwatja community and engage Indigenous arts workers.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$540,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Incorporated to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Yirrkala community and engage Indigenous arts workers.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> <p>2024-25</p> <p>2025-26</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$1,880,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Bula'bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Bula'bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Ramingining community and engage Indigenous arts workers through the Bula'bula Arts Centre.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> <p>2024-25</p> <p>2025-26</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$1,000,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Beswick community and engage Indigenous arts workers through the Ghunmarn Art Centre.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$771,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Peppimenarti community and engage Indigenous arts workers through the Durmu Art Centre.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> <p>2024-25</p> <p>2025-26</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$900,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Karungkarni Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Karungkarni Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Kalkarindji community and engage Indigenous arts workers.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> <p>2024-25</p> <p>2025-26</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$725,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Keringke Arts Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Keringke Arts Aboriginal Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Santa Teresa community and engage Indigenous arts workers.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$1,200,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Indigenous Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Indigenous Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Borroloola community and engage Indigenous arts workers through the Waralungku Art Centre.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> <p>2024-25</p> <p>2025-26</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$900,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mimi Ngurrdalingi Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Mimi Ngurrdalingi Aboriginal Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Katherine region and engage Indigenous arts workers through Mimi Art and Crafts.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$951,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Ngukurr Art Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Ngukurr Art Aboriginal Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Ngukurr community and engage Indigenous arts workers through the Ngukurr Art Centre.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> <p>2024-25</p> <p>2025-26</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$1,225,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Papunya Tjupi Art Centre Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Papunya Tjupi Art Centre Aboriginal Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Papunya community and engage Indigenous arts workers.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> <p>2024-25</p> <p>2025-26</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$1,225,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in Alice Springs Town Camps and engage Indigenous arts workers through Tangentyere Artists.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$1,110,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Aurukun Shire Council</p> </td> <td> <p>To support the Aurukun Shire Council to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Aurukun region and employ Indigenous arts workers through the Wik and Kugu Art and Craft Centre.</p> </td> <td> <p>Qld</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$570,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Girringun Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support the Girringun Aboriginal Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in Cardwell and employ Indigenous arts workers through the Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre.</p> </td> <td> <p>Qld</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> <p>2024-25</p> <p>2025-26</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$1,075,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Lockhart River Arts Indigenous Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support the Lockhart River Arts Indigenous Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Lockhart River community and engage Indigenous arts workers.</p> </td> <td> <p>Qld</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> <p>2024-25</p> <p>2025-26</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$1,425,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Pormpuraaw Arts and Culture Centre Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Pormpuraaw Arts and Culture Centre Incorporated to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Pormpuraaw community and engage Indigenous arts workers.</p> </td> <td> <p>Qld</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> <p>2024-25</p> <p>2025-26</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$1,375,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Wei'Num Arts and Crafts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Wei'Num Arts and Crafts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Western Cape York region.</p> </td> <td> <p>Qld</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> <p>2024-25</p> <p>2025-26</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$400,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Wujal Wujal community and employ Indigenous arts workers through Bana Yirriji Arts.</p> </td> <td> <p>Qld</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$450,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council</p> </td> <td> <p>To support the Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council to provide services to visual artists based in and around the Yarrabah region and engage Indigenous arts workers through the Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct.</p> </td> <td> <p>Qld</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$570,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Ernabella Arts Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Ernabella Arts Incorporated to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Ernabella community and engage Indigenous arts workers.</p> </td> <td> <p>SA</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> <p>2024-25</p> <p>2025-26</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$1,500,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Kaltjiti Arts and Crafts Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Kaltjiti Arts and Crafts Incorporated to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Fregon community and engage Indigenous arts workers.</p> </td> <td> <p>SA</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> <p>2024-25</p> <p>2025-26</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$1,715,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Tjala Arts Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Tjala Arts Aboriginal Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Amata community and engage Indigenous arts workers.</p> </td> <td> <p>SA</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> <p>2024-25</p> <p>2025-26</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$1,550,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency Aboriginal Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Fitzroy Crossing region and engage Indigenous arts workers.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> <p>2024-25</p> <p>2025-26</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$1,225,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Shire of Wiluna</p> </td> <td> <p>To support the Shire of Wiluna to provide visual arts services to artists based in Wiluna and engage Indigenous arts workers through the Tjukurba Art Gallery.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$290,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Spinifex Arts Project Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support the Spinifex Arts Project Aboriginal Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Great Victoria Desert region and enagage Indigenous arts workers.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> <p>2024-25</p> <p>2025-26</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$1,200,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Tjarlirli Art Indigenous Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support the Tjarlirli Art Indigenous Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Tjukurla community and to provide outreach services to artists in nearby Kaltukatjara (Docker River) community and engage Indigenous arts workers.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> <p>2024-25</p> <p>2025-26</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$1,300,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Balgo community and engage Indigenous arts workers.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> <p>2024-25</p> <p>2025-26</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$1,385,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Warmun Art Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support the Warmun Art Aboriginal Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Warmun community and engage Indigenous arts workers.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> <p>2024-25</p> <p>2025-26</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$1,550,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Yarliyil Art Centre Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support the Yarliyil Art Centre Aboriginal Corporationto provide visual arts services to artists based in Halls Creek and engage Indigenous arts workers.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p>2023-24</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$540,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4"> <p><strong>TOTAL</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$30,847,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong>Open competitive grant round recipients</strong></p> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <p><strong>Successful recipients </strong></p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Organisation</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Activity description</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>State /</strong></p> <p><strong>Territory</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Years</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Funding</strong></p> <p><strong>(exc GST)</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Arts Law Centre of Australia</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Arts Law Centre of Australia’s "Licensing the Right Way" project which is improving licensing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and building best practice within the Indigenous arts industry.</p> </td> <td> <p>NSW</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$100,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Arts North West Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Arts North West Incorporated to deliver assistance to Indigenous artists in the New England and North West region of New South Wales to participate in marketing and professional development opportunities.</p> </td> <td> <p>NSW</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$160,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Carriageworks Limited</p> </td> <td> <p>To contribute to Carriageworks Limited’s delivery of the SOUTHEAST Aboriginal Arts Market, which promotes Indigenous visual art, and supports the professional development of Indigenous artists and arts workers in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania.</p> </td> <td> <p>NSW</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$38,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To contribute to First Hand Solutions’ delivery of the National Indigenous Art Fair, which promotes Indigenous visual art, and supports the professional development of Indigenous artists and arts workers nationally.</p> </td> <td> <p>NSW</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$80,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>NSW Aboriginal Culture Heritage and Arts Association Inc.</p> </td> <td> <p>To support NSW Aboriginal Culture Heritage and Arts Association Inc. to deliver services to Indigenous visual artists based in New South Wales.</p> </td> <td> <p>NSW</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$38,110</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation to provide services to Indigenous visual artists based in the Maningrida community, Northern Territory through Bábbarra Designs.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$80,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Milingimbi Art and Cultural Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Milingimbi Art and Cultural Aboriginal Corporation to undertake urgently needed upgrades to art centre infrastructure in Milingimbi, Northern Territory.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$90,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Ngaruwanajirri Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Ngaruwanajirri Incorporated to deliver services to Indigenous visual artists with disabilities based at Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island in the Northern Territory.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$200,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Urapuntja Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Urapuntja Aboriginal Corporation to provide services to Indigenous visual artists based in Arlparra in the Utopia region of the Northern Territory.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$200,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>APY Art Centre Collective Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To assist the APY Art Centre Collective Aboriginal Corporation to facilitate a program of innovative regional arts activities and collaborative artistic projects to Indigenous visual artists based in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, South Australia.</p> </td> <td> <p>SA</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$190,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Agency Projects Limited as the Trustee of Agency Projects Trust</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Agency Projects Limited to promote Indigenous visual art through the development of new national and international strategic partnerships and the facilitation of ethical investments.</p> </td> <td> <p>VIC</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$200,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria</p> </td> <td> <p>To support the National Gallery of Victoria to host the Bark Ladies exhibition to showcase the artworks of Yolngu women from the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre in the Northern Territory.</p> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>VIC</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$80,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Melbourne Art Foundation Limited</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Melbourne Art Foundation Limited to increase representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists at the Melbourne Art Fair to promote Indigenous visual art, and support the professional development of Indigenous artists and arts workers nationally.</p> </td> <td> <p>VIC</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>FORM Building a state of creativity Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To contribute to FORM’s support of the Pilbara Survey project, which promotes Indigenous visual art, and supports the professional development of Indigenous artists and arts workers in West Pilbara, Western Australia</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$50,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Irrunytju Community Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Irrunytju Community Incorporated to deliver services to Indigenous visual artists based in Irrunytju in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands in Western Australia.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$160,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation to deliver services to Indigenous visual artists in Roebourne and surrounding communities in the West Pilbara Region of Western Australia.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> <p>2022-23</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$150,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Northampton Old School Community Initiative Inc.</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Northampton Old School Community Initiative Inc. to deliver services to Indigenous artists based in Northampton, in the Mid West region of Western Australia.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$23,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4"> <p><strong>TOTAL</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$1,879,110</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong>Relief and Recovery Funding (2020-21)</strong></p> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <p><strong>Successful recipients </strong></p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Organisation</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Activity description</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>State /</strong></p> <p><strong>Territory</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Year</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Funding</strong></p> <p><strong>(exc GST)</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Burrunju Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Burrunju Aboriginal Corporation during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>ACT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Arts North West Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Indigenous artists in the Arts North West service region during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NSW</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Arts Northern Rivers Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Indigenous artists in the Arts Northern Rivers service region during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NSW</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Arts Out West Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Indigenous artists in the Arts Out West service region during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NSW</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support for the Dunghutti-Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NSW</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Arlpwe Artists Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Arlpwe Artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Artists of Ampilatwatja Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Artists of Ampilatwatja during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Barkly Regional Arts Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Barkly Regional Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Maningrida Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Buku-Larrnggay Art Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Bula'bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Bula'bula Arts Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Desart Incorporated - Utopia Art Centre</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to the Utopia Art Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Ghunmarn Art Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Durrmu Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts Aboriginal Corporation during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Hermannsburg Potters Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Hermannsburg Potters during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Ikuntji Artists Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Ikuntji Artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Iltja Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Injalak Arts and Crafts Association Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Injalak Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Jilamara Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Karungkarni Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Karungkarni Art and Culture Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Keringke Arts Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Keringke Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Indigenous Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Waralungku Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Marthakal Homelands and Resource Centre Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Elcho Island Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Merrepen Arts, Culture and Language Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Merrepen Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Milingimbi Art and Cultural Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Milingimbi Art Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mimi Ngurrdalingi Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Mimi Ngurrdalingi Aboriginal Corporation during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Munupi Arts and Crafts Association</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Munupi Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mutitjulu Community Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Walkatjara Art Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Tjanpi Desert Weavers during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Ngaruwanajirri Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Ngaruwanajirri Incorporated during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Ngukurr Art Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Ngukurr Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Numburindi Corporation Limited</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Numburindi Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Papunya Tjupi Art Centre Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Papunya Tjupi Art Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Tangentyere Council Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Tangentyere Artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Tapatjatjaka Art and Craft Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Tapatjatjaka Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Tiwi Designs Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Tiwi Designs during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Warlukurlangu Artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Warnayaka Art and Cultural Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Warnayaka Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Aurukun Shire Council</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Wik and Kugu Art and Craft Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>QLD</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Bamanga Bubu Ngadimunku Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Yalanji Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>QLD</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Gidarjil Development Corporation Limited</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Gidji Art Gallery during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>QLD</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Girringun Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Girringun Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>QLD</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Hopevale Aboriginal Corporation for Arts and Culture</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Hopevale Arts and Cultural Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>QLD</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Lockhart River Arts Indigenous Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Lockhart River Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>QLD</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mirndiyan Gununa Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Mornington Island Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>QLD</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Pormpuraaw Arts and Cultural Centre Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Pormpuraaw Arts and Cultural Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>QLD</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Salt Water Murri's - Quandamooka Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Salt Water Murri’s - Quandamooka Aboriginal Art Gallery during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>QLD</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Umi Arts Limited</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Umi Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>QLD</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Wei'Num Arts and Crafts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Wei'Num Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>QLD</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Bana Yirriji Arts and Culture Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>QLD</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Yarrabah Arts Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>QLD</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Badhulgaw Kuthinaw Mudh Torres Strait Islander Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Badu Art Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>QLD - TSI</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Erub Erwer Meta Torres Strait Islander Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Erub Erwer Meta during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>QLD - TSI</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Ngalmun Lagau Minaral Torres Strait Islander Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Ngalmun Lagau Minaral during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>QLD - TSI</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Ananguku Mimili Maku Arts Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Mimili Maku Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>SA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Ceduna Arts and Culture Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>SA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Ernabella Arts Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Ernabella Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>SA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Iwantja Arts and Crafts Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Iwantja Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>SA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Kaltjiti Arts and Crafts Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Kaltjiti Arts and Crafts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>SA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Ninuku Arts Indigenous Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Ninuku Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>SA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Tjala Arts Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Tjala Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>SA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Tjungu Palya Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Tjungu Palya during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>SA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Aboriginal Corporation for Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Indigenous Artists</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Baluk Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>VIC</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Gallery Kaiela Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Gallery Kaiela during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>VIC</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Koorie Heritage Trust Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Koorie Heritage Trust during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>VIC</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Badimia Land Aboriginal Corporation (BLAC)</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Badimia Land Aboriginal Corporation (BLAC) during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>City of Bunbury - Bunbury Regional Art Galleries (BRAG)</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Bunbury Regional Art Galleries (BRAG) during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>FORM Building a state of creativity Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Spinifex Hill Artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Irrunytju Community Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Minyma Kutjara Art Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Mangkaja Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mara Arts Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Yamaji Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mowanjum Artists Spirit of the Wandjina Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Mowanjum Artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Papulankutja Artists Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Papulankutja Artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$40,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Shire of East Pilbara</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Martumili Artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Shire of Wiluna</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Birriliburu Artists and Tjukurba Art Gallery during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Spinifex Arts Project Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Spinifex Arts Project during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Tjarlirli Art Indigenous Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Tjarlirli Art Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Warakurna Artists Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Warakurna Artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Waringarri Arts Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Waringarri Arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Warlayirti Artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Warmun Art Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Warmun Art Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Yarliyil Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Yarliyil Art Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Yawuru Jarndu Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Nagula Jarndu Designs during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$60,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation Limited</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support for delivery of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$70,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Desart Incorporated</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support for the delivery of Desert Mob market place event during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$70,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Limited</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support to Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Limited for the delivery of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>QLD</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$70,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (Government of Western Australia)</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support for delivery of the Revealed exhibition, art market and art fair during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$70,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Carriageworks Limited</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support for delivery of the South East Aboriginal Arts Market during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NSW</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$30,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To provide support for delivery of the National Indigenous Art Fair during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> </td> <td> <p>NSW</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$50,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4"> <p><strong>TOTAL</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$5,000,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong>Infrastructure upgrades (2020-21)</strong></p> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <p><strong>Successful recipients </strong></p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Organisation</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Activity description</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>State /</strong></p> <p><strong>Territory</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Year</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Funding</strong></p> <p><strong>(exc GST)</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation to purchase essential pottery equipment for the newly established men's ceramic project.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$6,500</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Iwantja Arts and Crafts Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Iwantja Arts and Crafts to undertake urgently needed upgrades to the art centre in Indulkana, South Australia.</p> </td> <td> <p>SA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$80,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Tjungu Palya Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Tjungu Payla Aboriginal Corporation to undertake urgent upgrades to the art centre located at Nyapari, South Australia.</p> </td> <td> <p>SA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$80,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Tjarlirli Art Indigenous Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Tjarlirli Art Indigenous Corporation to undertake urgently needed upgrades to the art centre in the Tjukurla Community, Western Australia.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$80,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation</p> </td> <td> <p>To support Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation to undertake urgently needed upgrades to the art centre in the Wirrimanu Community (Balgo), Western Australia.</p> </td> <td> <p>WA</p> </td> <td> <p>2020-21</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$85,373</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4"> <p><strong>TOTAL</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$331,873</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong>Regional Arts Tourism Experiences (2021-22)</strong></p> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <p><strong>Successful recipients </strong></p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Organisation</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Activity description</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>State /</strong></p> <p><strong>Territory</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Year</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Funding</strong></p> <p><strong>(exc GST)</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation Limited</p> </td> <td> <p>To improve marketing, attract new audiences, increase participation in Indigenous cultural activities, and support capacity for stronger involvement from feeder art centres to the art fairs.</p> </td> <td> <p>NT</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$350,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Limited</p> </td> <td> <p>To improve marketing, attract new audiences, increase participation in Indigenous cultural activities, and support capacity for stronger involvement from feeder art centres to the art fairs.</p> </td> <td> <p>QLD</p> </td> <td> <p>2021-22</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$350,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4"> <p><strong>TOTAL</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>$700,000</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Fletcher Supporting Australia's world renowned Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists