THE long-awaited expansion of the Robe Golf Course from 12 to 18 holes has drawn a step closer with the announcement of a $600,000 Federal Government grant.
The expansion of the course is a long-term project of the Robe Golf Club, which has also generated revenue via land sales.
Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Building Better Regions Fund project was a significant investment in building a stronger economy and driving jobs for the long term.
“This is a fantastic outcome for the Limestone Coast community, with the project receiving $600,000 to expand the current golf course to 18 holes,” Mr Pasin said.
“This will have major flow-on benefits across the community, from offering an improved recreational space for the local community to an additional tourism offering, it will ensure our region will continue to thrive and prosper into the future.”
Regional Development, Territories and Local Government Minister Dr John McVeigh said the project would deliver significant economic and social benefits to the community.
“Under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund Infrastructure Projects stream, the Coalition Government is investing well over $200m in 136 projects with a total leveraged project value of $459m,” 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.
“The Coalition has 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.
“A further $200m was announced in the 2018/19 budget for a third round of the Building Better Regions Fund – a clear indication of the Coalition Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.”