St Arnaud Civic Precinct Development Funding Announcement

St Arnaud Funding Announcement

Cr Merrilee Reid, Cr Karen Hyslop, Sarah De Santis - Candidate for Ripon, Cr Tony Driscoll (Mayor), Hon Jalla Pulford - Minister for Regional Development, Cr Jason Hosemans, Cr Murray Emerson.
Photo credit - Cindy O'Sullivan, North Central News

2 October, 2018

St Arnaud Precinct Funding Announcement

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a $200,000 investment for significant upgrades to the St Arnaud CBD, making it an even more attractive place to live and visit.

Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford joined Northern Grampians Shire Council (NGSC) Mayor Tony Driscoll in making the announcement at the St Arnaud Library yesterday.

The investment will be bolstered by a further $100,000 being added by NGSC, with the project set to inject $2 million into the local community as well as creating an additional 15 jobs.

The works will include renovating the St Arnaud Town Hall kitchen to a commercial standard, the installation of new picnic seating and a garden irrigation system in Queen Mary Gardens, and a covered BBQ area, additional seating, increased bus and caravan parking and new tourist information in Market Square.

Councillor Tony Driscoll, Mayor of Northern Grampians Shire Council said, “We certainly thank the state government for this funding which will enhance the livability of St Arnaud, for locals and visitors to the town alike.”

Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford said, “The CBD upgrade will make St Arnaud an even better place to live and work, while enticing more visitors to stay longer and explore the surrounding region - providing a significant boost to local businesses.”

“We’re investing in regional infrastructure to keep communities strong, boost local economies and make regional communities even better places to live.”

“We are proud to provide $200,000 to support this strategic project, which will increase visitor numbers to the region and generate local jobs.”