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Projects discussed

By Benalla Ensign

Federal Member for Indi Cathy McGowan was pleased to hear about major projects in the Rural City of Benalla at this week’s Indi Local Government Roundtable.

Acting Mayor Peter Davis joined other Indi local government mayors and CEOs in Wangaratta to discuss the town’s new 120-bed nursing home, new pre-cast concrete factory and funding options for sporting facility upgrades.

‘‘The new pre-cast concrete plant is a major win for Benalla and North East Victoria,’’ Ms McGowan said.

‘‘It will boost the local economy and ensure jobs are available in the region.

‘‘Having discussions with local governments together twice a year 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 and can be made at www.business.gov.au/assistance/building-better-regions-fund until November 15.