Beverley Cornerstone project receives funding from Building Better Regions Fund 

  • The Beverley Cornerstone project will become a reality, winning over $1.3million from the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) 

  • The Beverley Cornerstone project beat hundreds of others from around Australia to win funding

  • Building Better Regions Fund making important dreams become reality for local communities

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, announced today that Beverley will receive a boost following news that the Beverley Cornerstone project has won funding through the Building Better Regions Fund.

Mr Porter said the Beverley Cornerstone project can now become a reality after receiving over $1.3million through the Coalition's Building Better Regions Fund.

"The purpose of the Beverley Cornerstone project is to construct a multipurpose facility that will create a better place to live, work, learn and interact,” he said.

“The project intends to achieve a facility that is more responsive to community needs and is adequate for community activities, education, business incubation, tourism and supports social services. 

“The local community of Beverley will receive great benefits from this project – it will create employment, boost economic growth and help foster a strong, sustainable community in our Wheatbelt region.

"Together with the Shire of Beverley, we've fought long and hard for this project and it's so great to see it delivered.”

Minister for Regional Development, Fiona Nash, said she created the Building Better Regions Fund to help build strong communities for decades to come.

"I aim to help build the kinds of regional communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and projects like this one do exactly that," Minister Nash said.

“After a competitive merit-based selection process, there are always those who were not successful and are naturally disappointed. We know this and we've got dedicated staff in the Department of Industry to give tailored feedback to each unsuccessful applicant to help improve those applications for next time. They can be contacted on bbrffeedback@industry.gov.au."

Minister Nash said she expected to open another round of BBRF before the end of the year.

Beverley Shire President, Dee Ridgway, said the construction of the Beverley Cornerstone project is vital to the community as it will strengthen the economy, create employment and bring together organisations focused on community wellbeing.

“We are thrilled to be supported in providing a multiple purpose, universally accessible community building to Beverley,” Cr Ridgway said. 

“The building will support community development and economic growth and will support the Shire in rationalising infrastructure.

“We are very excited to finally be able to progress this huge initiative as we know just how important this is to our community.” 

Minister Nash will announce the successful applicants for funding under the BBRF’s Community Investments Stream – for projects designed to support a range of local capability-building activities – in the coming months.

More information about the Building Better Regions Fund is available at: www.business.gov.au/bbrf