The Federal Government has recognised the importance of the work the Rotary club of Atherton has been doing with the Rocky Creek Igloo restoration and has offered $90,200 as a contribution to the project.
Northern-based LNP Senator Ian Macdonald welcomed the contribution, one of three successful projects in Kennedy funded in Round Three of the National Stronger Regions Fund.
“This investment in such an important part of the region’s heritage is wonderful news for the local community,” Senator Macdonald said.
“Not only will this funding help the Rotary Club of Atherton to complete the restoration of the heritage listed building, it will help preserve and showcase a vitally important piece of war-time history for the region, while creating further opportunities for tourism and economic development.”
“This is a project that has not only been passionately supported by the community, but also by myself and my Senate colleague James McGrath.”
“It’s wonderful to think the project is now one step closer to reality.”
The other successful projects in the Kennedy electorate include $10million for the construction of the Charleston Dam in Etheridge Shire, and $994, 619 for the upgrade to the Burketown Wharf Precinct.
“I congratulate the Rotary Club of Atherton for all their hard work in putting together such a comprehensive application in what was an extremely competitive funding round,” Senator Macdonald said.
There were 479 applications lodged under Round Three of the program, which focuses on strengthening the regions by improving the productivity, employment and workforce skills of communities in these areas.
The Minister for Regional Development, Senator Fiona Nash, made these announcements today, paying tribute to the work regional communities do to make a better life for their locality and the nation.