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  • Writer's pictureHannah Phillips

Buloke Shire's Lakes Receive Upgrades

Buloke Shire Council will receive $735,000 Federal Government funding to upgrade a number of recreational lakes in the area, under the Building Better Regions Fund.

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad welcomes the upgrades, which include new amenity buildings, upgraded walking trails, and new signage around three of the council’s major lakes.

“This rejuvenation project is going to see a range of upgrades at Watchem Lake, Tchum Lake, and Wooroonook Lake and will ensure these lakes remain in a great condition for locals and tourists to enjoy in the years to come,” he said.

The total projected cost of the works is $980,000, with Buloke Shire Council to provide a contribution of $245,000.

Under the Building Better Regions Fund the Electorate of Mallee also had two other successful applicants - Mildura Arts Centre and Mallee Accommodation and Support Services (MASP).

MASP will receive $2.45 million in funding to deliver their project the MASP Service and Community Hub, and the Mildura Arts Centre will receive $200,000 for a new stage lift.

Mr Broad says he is pleased to see the Electorate of Mallee getting a helping hand from the Federal Government.

“More than $3 million from the Federal Governments Building Better Regions Fund will go directly toward building stronger regional communities in the Mallee.

“We’re helping build communities that we can all be proud of, the kind of communities our children and grandchildren will want to live in for years to come,” he said.

Image Source - Lake Watchem, Stephen Baird

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