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Victoria Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith

Coalition Funding Helps Rebuild Flood Damaged Communities Across Victoria

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Ryan Smith, today announced a $15.4 Million funding package, as part of the $30 Million Flood Recovery Community Infrastructure Fund run jointly with Regional Development Victoria, which will help rebuild and repair public infrastructure in flood-affected communities across Victoria.

Mr. Smith said the funding would be shared by around 28 local communities to re-build shared community areas and assets like camping grounds, town halls, recreational walkways and sporting facilities.

“This funding is going directly toward re-building vital community assets so that our flood-affected regions can again enjoy their recreation spots and public meeting areas.” Mr. Smith said.

Torrential rain and flooding that took place across Victoria from September 2010 to March 2011 has left many regional communities with badly damaged or destroyed community infrastructure.

“Many flood affected communities had just suffered through 10 years of drought. To then be badly damaged from floods has been devastating for them.”

“The Victorian Government is standing by Victoria’s flood damaged communities to ensure they can get back to business and their lives quickly as possible.” Mr. Smith said.

Approved community infrastructure projects span across the flood affected areas of the state from Panmure in the South West to Campaspe in the far north. Projects range from; repairs and rebuilding of town halls, heritage buildings, playgrounds, swimming pools, picnic areas, public ovals and tennis courts.

“I have been to see a lot of affected communities throughout this year and each time I go I am heartened by their spirit and resolve to get things back on track. The Coalition Government is proud of their resilience and is delighted to be able to assist them with this funding support.” Mr. Smith said.

Areas which are set to receive funding under this round are:

  • Loddon Shire Council on behalf of Newbridge Recreation Reserve
  • Newbridge Recreation Reserve
  • Buloke Shire Council
  • Campaspe Shire
  • Loddon Shire Council
  • Pyrenees Shire Council on behalf of Avoca Recreation Reserve
  • Cavendish Recreation Reserve
  • Moyne Shire Council
  • Reddas Park Recreation Reserve
  • Pyrenees Shire Council
  • Lexton Recreation Reserve
  • Landsborough Recreation Reserve
  • Pyrenees Shire Council
  • Pyrenees Shire Council on behalf of Yarriambiack Shire Council
  • Northern Grampians Shire Council
  • Warracknabeal ANZAC Memorial Park
  • Mildura Rural City Council
  • Loddon Shire Council
  • Buloke Shire
  • City of Greater Bendigo
  • Gannawarra Shire Council on behalf of Mount Alexander Shire Council
  • Loddon Shire Council
  • Warracknabeal Memorial Swimming Pool Inc
  • Hepburn Shire Council
  • Hepburn Shire Council
  • Lake Marma Public Park and Gardens Reserve
  • Corangamite Shire Council
  • Riverside Recreation Reserve

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