Mildura Set To Boom

Mildura Set To Boom

Acting Victoria Premier Peter Ryan

Victoria Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan

Mildura Masterplan A Project Of State Significance

Victor P Taffa

Mildura’s Riverfront and Marina Development will be declared a Project of State Significance under the Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition Government, Acting Premier and Leader of The Nationals Peter Ryan said today.

“The Mildura Riverfront and Marina Project, which is part of the Mildura Masterplan, is important not only to the Region but to the entire State.” Mr. Ryan said.

“I have written to the Minister for Planning to seek gazettal of this project as a project of State or Regional significance under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.”

“The Mildura Riverfront and Marina Masterplan Development will promote Mildura as a world class tourism destination and will attract new investment to the Region.” Mr. Ryan said.

Mr. Ryan reaffirmed the Coalition Government’s $14.5 Million commitment to the Mildura Masterplan, and said the Government’s Economic Development Package would include:

  • Establishment of a Mildura Riverfront Authority with financial assistance of up to $500,000;
  • $3 Million towards the upgrade of Mildura Airport Passenger Terminal;
  • Provision of up to $10 Million towards opening Mildura to the Riverfront and starting construction of the Riverfront Parklands;
  • $1 Million to support the Private Construction of a 300 Seat Dockside Conference Centre and resort at Mildura Marina.

“The Mildura Riverfront and Marina Project, at a cost of $221 Million, will boost the local economy and promote tourism growth across the Sunraysia Region.” Mr. Ryan said.

“The Victorian Government is committed to working in partnership with the Mildura Rural City Council to promote economic growth in the region and the masterplan will help facilitate this growth.” Mr. Ryan said.

Mr. Ryan said the Government’s $14.5 Million Economic Development Package for Mildura was part of the Coalition’s $1 Billion Regional Growth Fund that will create new prosperity, more opportunities and better quality of life for Victorians in Regional Areas.