Bunyip will receive a boost following news that the Bunyip Recreation Reserve Community Soccer Pavilion has won funding through the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent announced yesterday.

Mr Broadbent said the project would receive $900,000, helping make it a reality.

“Bunyip will receive great benefits from this project, including improvements in health, greater participation in sport and more social inclusion,” Mr Broadbent said.

“We’ve fought long and hard for this project and it’s so great to see it delivered. The Building Better Regions Fund received more than 500 applications and ours was one of about 100 which were approved.

“I congratulate Cardinia Shire Council and the Bunyip Soccer Club and look forward to working with them to deliver benefits to the local community.”

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said she created the Building Better Regions Fund to help build strong communities for decades to come.

“I aim to help build the kinds of regional communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and projects like this one do exactly that,” Minister Nash said.

“After a competitive merit-based selection process, there are always those who were not successful and are naturally disappointed. We know this and we’ve got dedicated staff in the Department of Industry to give tailored feedback to each unsuccessful applicant to help improve those applications for next time. They can be contacted on bbrffeedback@industry.gov.au.”

Minister Nash said she expected to open another round of BBRF before the end of the year.
Minister Nash will announce the successful applicants for funding under the BBRF’s Community Investments Stream – for projects designed to support a range of local capability-building activities – in the coming months.
More information about the Building Better Regions Fund is available at: www.business.gov.au/bbrf