North-west region receives funding boost


The far north-west is set to benefit from more than $100,000 in funding support for five key projects thanks to funding support from the Coalition’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

Northern based Government Senator Ian Macdonald welcomed funding for the Burke Shire Economic Development Strategy ($20,000) , the North West Queensland Quarry Management Strategy ($50,400), BeefUp Karumba ($30,000), the Strategic Business Plan for the Mutton Hole Conservation Park ($24,474.00), and the Gulf Savannah Regional Waste Strategy ($20,000), announced this week as part of the BBRF’s Community Investment Stream.

“I am delighted to see Burke Shire, the Carpentaria Shire, Gulf Savannah Development Inc and the Gulf Cattleman’s Association secure funding from the Building Better Regions Fund for  important projects that will help these local communities grow and prosper,” Senator Macdonald said.

The Burke Shire Economic Development Strategy will result in a community-consulted strategy for the region, involving the local business community, traditional owners and other key Council stakeholders.

  • The Gulf Savannah Regional Waste Strategy will deliver a collaboratively developed, expert-led waste management strategy for the Carpentaria, Burke and Doomadgee Aboriginal Shires.
  • The North West Queensland Quarry Management Strategy (Burke Shire) will result in a government approved quarry management plan and associated Indigenous Land Use Agreements.
  • BeefUp Karuma (Gulf Cattleman’s Association) will feature a two day beef expo event, with special guest Shane Webcke
  • The Strategic Business Plan for the Mutton Hole Conservation Park (Carpentaria Shire) will outline effective ways to grow tourism and increase indigenous economic partnerships, as well as create more indigenous employment opportunities.

Senator Macdonald said the Building Better Regions Fund was critical to ensure local community investment projects in regional Australia were realised.

“Without this funding support, projects like these simply can’t proceed, which is why the Coalition Government is investing $500million to foster economic growth in rural, regional and remote communities.”Across the north, more than $500,000 has been committed for nine projects, including a rodeo Hall of Fame in Mount Isa, a music and cultural festival on Palm Island,  and an urban art project in the far north. Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the Building Better Regions Fund Community Investment Stream was investing $6.9million in community projects throughout regional Australia.“I aim to build the kinds of regional communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to. These projects will help achieve that."

For more information the successful projects, visit https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/building-better-regions-fund/building-better-regions-fund-community-investments

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