The Inverell community is set to receive a boost after securing over $35,000 from the Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investment stream.
The $35,600 grant will allow the Inverell Shire Council to engage an independent consultant to develop a cultural and arts strategic plan.
Federal Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said the community-based project was a positive investment in the region’s future.
“This is fantastic news for the New England electorate,” he said. Tenterfield also benefited from the fund, with $30,000 set aside for their annual Peter Allen festival.
“These two projects will help drive economic growth and transform communities across the northern reaches of the New England Electorate, ensuring our region remains resilient and prosperous into the future,” Mr Joyce said.
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the Building Better Regions Fund continues to deliver major benefits for rural, regional and remote communities throughout Australia.
“The Community Investment stream of the Building Better Regions Fund is another part of our plan for regional Australia. It supports community activities from expanded local events and strategic planning to improving leadership and capability,” Dr McVeigh said.
“This is another great outcome delivered for regional Australia.”
Successful projects for round two of the Infrastructure stream will be announced in the near future.
A full list of successful round two projects under the Community Investment stream are available at www.business.gov.au/bbrf.