Fund­ing will build a bet­ter re­gion

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NEWS -

THERE’S good news for Her­vey Bay res­i­dents with an in­ter­na­tional sport­ing event and a com­mu­nity so­cial plan headed to the town.

The projects come un­der fund­ing from the Coali­tion’s Build­ing Bet­ter Re­gions Fund Com­mu­nity In­vest­ment Stream.

Hin­kler MP, Keith Pitt, said $69,420 in suc­cess­ful ap­pli­ca­tions had been awarded.

The funded projects in­clude $54,420 for Fraser Coast Re­gional Coun­cil to host the Sail Her­vey Bay A-Class Cata­ma­ran Na­tional Ti­tles and World Ti­tles in Novem­ber 2018.

The Her­vey Bay Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre has also re­ceived $15,000 to de­velop a so­cial plan for the re­gion to re­flect on and pro­vide strate­gies de­mo­graphic and so­cial is­sues of the area.

“The A-Class ti­tles will bring a real eco­nomic boost to the com­mu­nity, with around 7000 spec­ta­tors ex­pected across the two events,” Mr Pitt said.

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