FIVE towns in the Buloke Shire will now be able to cater for their younger generations with new play spaces to be built in the coming months.
Berriwillock, Birchip, Charlton, Donald and Wycheproof will receive a share of $2.6 million to create the new Buloke Shire Play Spaces Trail, a project which aims to build the things that matter to locals and help their towns thrive.
"The Buloke Play Spaces Trail is another vitally important piece of the emerging Buloke Shire as we position ourselves as a family friendly place to live and destination for those seeking a change of lifestyle," Buloke Shire mayor Daryl Warren said.
"To deliver five playspaces, unique to each town, across the Shire will benefit so many families.
"The revitalisation of our towns is hugely important to all of our residents, and council continues to work with all levels of government to ensure our region's growth."
The play spaces will accommodate play equipment which combine adventure activities, variety, innovative design and a social atmosphere.
The spaces have been planned to reflect the cultural and environmental features of the local Buloke townships, with diverse activities to appeal to young people of all ages, supplemented with social facilities to cater for families and group gatherings.
This funding is part of the Victorian Government's Regional Infrastructure Fund - Stimulus Round, which aims to revitalise local economies while we continue our steady recovery from the global pandemic by creating more jobs now, while improving tourism and community infrastructure.
"The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring our region has the support they need to move beyond the challenges of the last year and thrive into the future, helping to make it an even better place to live, work, visit and invest," Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp said.
"This project will mean even more to locals in the future and we are working hard now to deliver improved facilities and provide the much-needed economic boost our state needs."
The second round of the Fund's 2020/21 program is due to open for applications from 16 June.
Under this competitive round, local regional and rural councils will be invited to apply for grants.
Information and guidelines for the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund can be found at rdv.vic.gov.au
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