The Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah regions will benefit from more than $1 million in Federal funding, with support for the Tweed Heads Civic, Cultural Centre Plaza and Social Enterprise Café and Murwillumbah Town Centre Revitalisation Project announced under the Building Better Regions Fund.

Touring the region, Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals’ Leader Michael McCormack MP said the projects were a significant investment in building a stronger economy and creating more jobs.

“Around regional Australia, the Nationals in Government are focused on building strong and resilient regional communities with the services and infrastructure locals deserve,” Mr McCormack said. 

“We have delivered in regional funding for communities big and small around the nation, and the recent Federal Budget committed yet another $200 million to another round of the important Building Better Regions Fund.”

The Tweed Heads Civic, Cultural Centre Plaza and Social Enterprise Café will receive $563,910 to build an outdoor amphitheatre, while the Murwillumbah Town Centre Revitalisation Project has been allocated $500,000 towards the build of a new entry plaza, refurbished bus shelter, amenities block and upgraded associated infrastructure in and around Knox Park.

The Nationals’ Senator for NSW John Williams said the investment will help create local jobs during construction and improve community facilities.

“This will have major flow-on benefits across the community including during construction, as well as providing an important community asset to Tweed Heads and tourism benefits in Murwillumbah, ensuring the region will continue to thrive and prosper into the future,” Senator Williams said. 

“The funding announced today will ensure these projects become a reality.”

Regional Development Minister John McVeigh said the projects would deliver significant economic and social benefits to the community.

“Under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream, the Liberal-Nationals’ Government is investing more than $200 million in 136 projects with a total leveraged project value of $459 million,” Dr McVeigh said. 

“This means, in each successful community much anticipated local projects are receiving the funds needed to take a big idea and make it a reality. We have a plan for regional Australia and we are focused on getting it done. It’s a plan to create more jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities.”

The second round of the Building Better Regions Fund, which includes the Community Investments stream and the Infrastructure Projects stream, is expected to create some 10,000 jobs from more 240 projects around Australia.