THE fate of $2.85 million in community projects, including $300,000 for upgrades to Cobden's recreation reserve, is now in the hands of Wannon MP Dan Tehan.
Corangamite Shire have sent a wish-list to the federal member, seeking his tick of approval on local projects for funding under the federal government's COVID-19 local roads and community infrastructure program.
The list includes $300,000 to beautify Cobden's town centre, $300,000 for changeroom upgrades at Cobden's recreation reserve, $120,000 to build a skate park in Skipton and $200,000 for the Camperdown War Memorial.
Mayor Neil Trotter said it was a "win" for the shire.
"Some of these projects have been shovel ready for quite some time, it would be a huge win for this shire," he said.
"We thank the federal government for this initiative and hope we can get it across the line."
Funding is available for local road and community infrastructure projects that involve the construction, maintenance and/or improvements to council-owned assets that are generally accessible to the public.
The projects must provide stimulus to protect and create local short-term employment opportunities through funded projects following the impacts of the COVID-19, and deliver benefits to communities, such as improved road safety, accessibility and visual amenity.
Works must be done before June 30 2021.
The list of proposed projects:
- Skipton Truck Parking Area seal - $80,000
- Windham Street, Skipton seal - $50,000
- Skipton Skatepark Construction - $120,000
- Terang Stadium Roof Renewal and Facility Upgrades - $120,000
- Estcourt St, Terang Toilet replacement - $175,000
- Terang Cricket Club oval works - $10,000
- Derrinallum Public Toilet replacement - $175,000
- Fitness Equipment Installation - Derrinallum - $20,000
- Cobden Town Centre Beautification - $300,000
- Cobden Recreation Reserve changeroom upgrades - $300,000
- Camperdown Streetscape - War Memorial - $200,000
- Camperdown Courthouse Ramp - $125,000
- Camperdown Timboon Rail Trail bridges renewal (stages 2-4) - $50,000
- Simpson Bowling Club clubroom upgrade - $300,000
- Hennessey Street, Port Campbell Boardwalk Replacement - $95,000
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