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The Liberal and Nationals Government is investing in the future of Capricornia with over $2.5 million in funding for 5 projects under Round 5 of our highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.

Projects to receive funding include:

•             Rockhampton Regional Council- $1.5m to construct a formal entrance and gathering space for the Rockhampton Zoo.

•             Whitsunday Regional Council – $741,750 to upgrade the Collinsville CBD.

•             Brothers Australian Football Club – $79,958 to install powerful floodlights and lamp posts at Kele Park.

•             Tennis Rockhampton – $34,350 to replace the current halogen tennis lights with LED lamps.

•             Isaac Regional Council – $187,500 to develop a Regional Trails Strategy, identifying a regional trails network and tourism experiences for the Isaac region.

Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the Government’s investment will deliver better facilities and economic opportunities for the region.

“The Liberal and Nationals Government is delivering the services and infrastructure our communities deserve,” Ms Landry said.

“We are backing these projects so local people have the facilities for the future, while creating jobs to boost our economic recovery.

“I have worked closely with local councils and community groups. It’s great to be part of a Government that will listen to and deliver for our community.”

Under Round 5 of the BBRF, the Government has committed almost $300 million to support 298 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 Government is 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 Capricornia is a testament to the dedication of Michelle Landry.

“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

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