Margaret River wins funding from National Stronger Regions Fund

The expansion of Margaret River’s community facilities will become a reality after winning funding in Round 3 of the Federal Coalition Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the local projects funded under NSRF Round 3 made a huge difference in their communities.

“I aim to help build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and quality local infrastructure is a big part of that,” Minister Nash said.

“Some 479 applications were lodged under Round 3 – only the very best were successful.”

Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino said the cultural and sporting project known as the Margaret River Business Events Hub, otherwise referred to as the HEART project, has been approved to receive $1.8 million under round three.

“This is a great result for Margaret River, considering this was such a hotly contested funding round” Mrs Marino said.

“Whether it’s cultural and healthcare facilities, tourism infrastructure or a great sports precinct, I’m proud to be delivering to the South West.

A full list of successful round three National Stronger Regions Fund projects will be available on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development website on Friday, 7 October at www.infrastructure.gov.au.