Keith Pitt MP Federal Member for HINKLER

Community Investment Stream helps guides tourists on the Fraser Coast

A project to help guide visitors to tourist activities on the Fraser Coast has received funding from the Coalition Government.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said the Fraser Coast Regional Council will receive $75,000 under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investment stream.

"This community-based project is a positive investment in the region’s future and I congratulate the council on its successful application," Mr Pitt said.

The project will engage a consultant to undertake regional and external consultation and investigations to deliver a tourism wayfinding, signage, story trail strategy and implementation plan.

"Tourism is an important sector of the Fraser Coast and it’s important to ensure it’s as easy as possible for visitors to navigate their way through the region to various points of interest."

The project will link with previous tourism promotional activities on the Fraser Coast and expand these across the region.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the Building Better Regions Fund continues to deliver major benefits for rural, regional and remote communities throughout Australia.

"The Community Investment stream of the Building Better Regions Fund is another part of our plan for regional Australia. It supports community activities from expanded local events and strategic planning to improving leadership and capability," Dr McVeigh said.

"Under round two, the Coalition Government is investing more than $4 million in over 100 Community Investment stream projects across Australia valued at over $7.3 million.

"This is expected to create more than 4,000 jobs which will beef up local economies."

Dr McVeigh said the Coalition Government invested an additional $200 million in the 2018-19 Federal Budget to deliver another round of the Building Better Regions Fund.

"This is another great outcome delivered for regional Australia. The Coalition has a plan to deliver a stronger economy and more jobs and we are focused on getting it done."

Successful projects for round two of the Infrastructure stream will be announced in the near future.

Authorised by Keith Pitt, Federal Member for Hinkler, 41b Woongarra Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670

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