The Coalition Government is investing in the future of the Tweed region, with three local projects gaining funding under Round 5 of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).
The funding will enable delivery of the following projects:
- $435,504 for Tweed Shire Council to construct stage two of a revitalised recreational park, with universal accessibility
- $865,000 for Tweed Shire Council to upgrade an existing water supply link between the Tweed District water supply and the City of Gold Coast
- $20,000 for Tweed Visitor Information Services to create a Nature Based Tourism Action Plan, aimed at increasing the visitor stays for nature tourism to the Tweed region.
Senator for NSW, Perin Davey said the Federal Government’s investment will deliver better facilities as well as economic opportunities for the Tweed region.
“We are backing these projects, because they are designed to bring people and jobs to the region,” she said.
“The revitalised park project will provide improved lifestyle and outdoor recreation options for the Tweed community, through enhanced facilities, whilst also boosting the local economy.
“Upgraded water infrastructure between the Tweed and the City of Gold Coast will ensure improved water security for residents of the Tweed region by leveraging the considerable resources of the neighbouring Gold Coast.
“Funding for the Nature Based Tourism Action Plan will allow the local tourism community to explore avenues for increased tourism, while maximising the economic benefits of visitors to the Tweed region.
“I work closely with local councils and community groups to ensure the Government delivers facilities and services local communities in the Tweed need and want.
Under Round 5 of the BBRF, the Government has committed almost $300 million to support 295 projects across regional Australia, which will create an estimated 9,900 jobs during the project period.
This latest funding round takes our total support through the BBRF to $1.38 billion across nearly 1,300 projects.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the Government is focused on ensuring our regions remain strong.
“The Liberal and Nationals in Government are continuing to work hard on behalf of Australians living in regional and remote communities,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“That’s why we’ve committed an additional $100 million under this latest round to take total funding to almost $300 million. This extra funding will support more projects, more jobs and create more economic opportunities in our regions to boost their recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Funding for these projects in the Tweed is a testament to the dedication of Senator Davey working with locals on the ground to deliver for the region.
“Funding under the Building Better Regions Fund supports economic and social infrastructure for the long-term benefit of regional communities.
“Infrastructure upgrades funded in this latest round will ensure our regions remain great places to live and visit, while helping support important regional industries which create jobs.
“Our Government is committed to delivering the best outcomes for regional and remote Australia, which is why we are providing local businesses, industries and families with opportunities to get ahead.”
For a full list of successful projects, please visit: www.business.gov.au/bbrf