McGowan dis­cusses ma­jor projects with lo­cal govern­ment

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FED­ERAL In­de­pen­dent Mem­ber for Indi Cathy McGowan heard about ma­jor projects in Indigo Shire Coun­cil at the Indi Lo­cal Govern­ment Roundtable on Mon­day.

For­mer Mayor Jenny O’Connor and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Trevor Ierino joined other Indi lo­cal govern­ment may­ors and CEOs in Wan­garatta to dis­cuss ma­jor projects and fed­eral fund­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Early works have be­gun on a multi-mil­lion dol­lar up­grade to the Rail Trail be­tween Beech­worth and Yackan­dan­dah.

Coun­cil is also pre­par­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion to the Build­ing Bet­ter Re­gions Fund for the Beech­worth to Yackan­dan­dah moun­tain bike epic trail.

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

“Hav­ing reg­u­lar dis­cus­sions with lo­cal gov­ern­ments 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.

IN­FORMED CHAT: For­mer Indigo Shire Mayor Jenny O’Connor and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Trevor Ierino up­dated Fed­eral In­de­pen­dent Mem­ber for Indi Cathy McGowan on ma­jor projects hap­pen­ing in the shire.

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