Ma­jor Project giv­ing Alpine Shire a boost

Alpine Observer - - News -

FED­ERAL In­de­pen­dent Mem­ber for Indi Cathy Mc­Gowan heard about ma­jor projects in Alpine Shire Coun­cil at last week’s Indi Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Round­table.

Mayor Ron Janas and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Char­lie Bird joined other Indi lo­cal gov­ern­ment may­ors and CEOs in Wan­garatta to dis­cuss ma­jor projects, fund­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and mo­bile black spots.

“While there are still ar­eas that need im­proved mo­bile phone cov­er­age, it was won­der­ful to hear that a new fam­ily has moved to Nug Nug and is en­joy­ing re­li­able telecom­muni- cations from the Buf­falo River tower,” Ms Mc­Gowan said.

“Alpine Shire’s largest cap­i­tal works pro­gram is un­der­way, with $11.2 mil­lion to up­date the In­door Sports Cen­tre and the li­brary at Myrtle­ford. Other projects in­clude im­prove­ments to the Alpine Events Park in Bright and an up­grade of the Mount Beauty Pool.

“These projects will boost tourism and cre­ate jobs. Cre­at­ing at­trac­tions such as a moun­tain bike trail will bring vis­i­tors and help Alpine Shire thrive,” Ms Mc­Gowan said.

“Hav­ing dis­cus­sions with lo­cal gov­ern­ments to­gether twice a year en­sures may­ors and CEOs are aware of fund­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and the as­sis­tance avail­able for their ap­pli­ca­tions. It is a de­light to hear about the many projects hap­pen­ing around Indi that have di­rect ben­e­fits for com­mu­ni­ties.”

Fur­ther fund­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in­clude the Build­ing Bet­ter Re­gions Fund. Ap­pli­ca­tions are open to or­gan­i­sa­tions with an Aus­tralian Busi­ness Num­ber (ABN) and can be made at www.busi­ness. gov. au/ as­sis­tance/ build­ing­bet­ter-re­gions-fund un­til 15 Novem­ber 2018.

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