8 October 2021

The Morrison Government has today announced a $334,756 investment in the future of Franklin, with funding for 4 projects under Round 5 of our highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.

Projects to receive funding include:

  • $80,646 for the South Arm Peninsula Community Men’s Shed Construction project. This project will construct a Men’s shed, which will include a workshop, meeting room, kitchen and outdoor space.
  • $169,110 to deliver family-friendly beginner trails at the Clarence Mountain Bike Park.
  • $20,000 for the Huon Valley Small Scale Producer Logistics Research Project. This project will deliver a plan for small-scale producers in the Huon Valley to improve supply chains and efficiencies.
  • $65,000 for the Huon Valley Food Resilience Strategy. This project will establish a Huon Valley food coalition and develop a strategy for food resilience.

Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said the Government’s investment would deliver better facilities and economic opportunities for the region.

“The Morrison Government is delivering the services and infrastructure our communities deserve,” Assistant Minister Duniam said.

“We are backing these projects so local people have the facilities for the future, while creating jobs to boost our economic recovery.

“The successful projects announced today will deliver improved community infrastructure for Franklin families and residents to enjoy.

“They will also deliver research and strategic activities to make the Huon Valley’s incredible fresh food and produce industry even better.

“I have worked closely with local councils and community groups to deliver funding for these projects. It’s great to be part of a Government that will listen to and deliver for our community.”

Under Round 5 of the BBRF, the Government has committed almost $300 million to support 295 projects across regional Australia, which will create an estimated 9,900 jobs during the project period.

This latest funding round takes our total support through the BBRF to $1.38 billion across nearly 1,300 projects.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the Government is focused on ensuring our regions remain strong.

“The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to work hard on behalf of Australians living in regional and remote communities,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

“That’s why we’ve committed an additional $100 million under this latest round to take total funding to almost $300 million. This extra funding will support more projects, more jobs and create more economic opportunities in our regions to boost their recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Funding for these projects in Franklin are a testament to the dedication of Senator Duniam in delivering for Tasmania and the Franklin region.

“Funding under the Building Better Regions Fund supports economic and social infrastructure for the long-term benefit of regional communities.

“Infrastructure upgrades funded in this latest round will ensure our regions remain great places to live and visit, while helping support important regional industries which create jobs.

“Our Government is committed to delivering the best outcomes for regional and remote Australia, which is why we are providing local businesses, industries and families with opportunities to get ahead.”

For a full list of successful projects, please visit: www.business.gov.au/bbrf