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ROUND TWO OF RLCIP
A monthly farmers market in Ballan - showcasing the best
foodstuffs from around the Shire and the Centr al
Highlands - is one of the key projects to come to fruition
in the next round of Regional and Local Community
Infrastr ucture Program funding.
The Rudd Labor Government has approved $222,000 for
10 ready-to-go community infr astr ucture projects in
Moorabool to suppor t local jobs.
Other projects that will deliver lasting benefits for the
community include enhancement of the Main Street in
Bacchus Mar sh ($127,872), upgrading the recreation
reser ve at Yendon ($20,000) and the construction of a
water bore at Wallace Recreation Reser ve ($12,000).
The farmers market has been on the drawing board for
many months with a feasibility study completed and will
now become reality. The market, between Steiglitz St and
Inglis St is expected to be held there once a month on
either a Saturday or Sunday morning.
In announcing the funding, Member for Ballarat Catherine
King said more than thir ty jobs would be created during
"This will keep more people working locally and will help
suppor t local economies while building local infrastr ucture
for the future," Ms King said.
"Local projects undertaken by local councils and funded by
the Federal Government -- it's an excellent example of
Federal and municipal par tner ships to provide tangible
benefits to local communities."
FIRST ROUND OF RLCIP
An electric barbeque and resurfaced driveway at Elaine
Recreation Reser ve and an upgrade of the playing surface
at Greendale Oval were the final two projects in the fir st
round of the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure
Program (RLCIP) to be declared open.
The programs were in the list of this year's Federal
Government assisted programs -- grants which totalled
President of the Elaine Recreation Reser ve Ron Reid
(pictured) was beaming from ear-to-ear at the recent
launch of the BBQ facility.
"It is a great place for people to come together," he said.
"It is great for community building. The children can play
safely at the playground while their parents are preparing
their dinner on the barbie."
Mayor Pat Toohey said all the RLCIP programs in the past
12 months had provided crucial community infrastr ucture.
He said the funding from the Federal Government helped
bring forward the programs. And the amount from the
Federal Government was stretched even fur ther with
extra grants from the Council and invaluable contributions
from the local communities.
In launching the BBQ facilities at Elaine recently, Federal
Member for Ballarat Catherine King said the way the RLCIP
funding was spread across Moorabool Shire ensured the
best value for money.
"Moorabool Shire Council divided it up to get the money
right through the community," she said.
Ms King said the delivering of the projects within the year
had pushed Council staff hard and provided employment
for many local contractors.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING
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