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Strengthening communities nationwide

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The Federal Liberal Government has committed $150,000 to fund local community infrastructure projects across the electorate of Pearce.

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said projects would be funded as part of a $22.65 million investment nationwide under Round 5 of the Stronger Communities Programme.

“These investments in vital local infrastructure for the people of Pearce are the sort of projects that bring our communities together, strengthen social connections, build community participation and create vibrant and viable communities into the future,” Mr Porter said.

Mr Porter added that the Stronger Communities Programme would aim to fund projects that delivered social benefits, as part of the Government’s continued commitment to strengthening communities across Australia.

“Our local communities are the heart of this great country and this investment in local projects under the Stronger Communities Programme is about invigorating these communities and ensuring their continued success,” Mr Porter said.

“The program will fund small capital projects in each of the 151 federal electorates, which can range from upgrading the local community hall or sporting facility, building new bike paths, or providing essential equipment for the local State Emergency Service.”

Each electorate nationwide has received $150,000 to allocate towards successful projects, with a maximum of 20 projects to be funded per electorate. Grants values range from $2,500 to $20,000.

Further information and guidelines can be found by visiting www.business.gov.au/assistance/stronger-communities-programme, with expression of interest forms available here.