$3.7 million investment in a brighter future for Hume

Friday, 08 October 2021

The Federal Government is investing in the future of Hume with $3.7 million in funding for four projects under Round 5 of our highly successful Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).  

Projects to receive funding include: 

• $2,790,000 for the Challenge Foundation in Goulburn to construct a fully supported accommodation facility for ten adults with disabilities.  

• $487,500 for Endeavour Industries in Goulburn to upgrade their 'Materials Recovery Facility', increasing recycling capabilities. 

• $165,380 for Wollondilly Shire Council for the 'Light Up Picton' project, which will see lighting installed along the main street of Picton.  

• $250,000 for Goulburn Mulwaree Council for the construction of an ornamental garden and picnic lawn at Goulburn's Shibetsu Japanese Gardens in Victoria Park.  

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said the Government's investment is delivering better facilities and economic opportunities for our region.   

"All of these projects are fantastic infrastructure projects that will provide better services and facilities for the communities of Goulburn and Picton," Mr Taylor said.   

"We are backing these projects, so local people have the facilities for the future while creating jobs to boost our economic recovery and rebuild from Covid.   

"I continue to work closely with my local councils and community groups like the Challenge Foundation to ensure we see good projects get off the ground and investment dollars come our way.

"It's great to be part of a government that continues to listen to the needs of our local community and deliver for our region."  

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. 

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