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Jeparit Entry and Museum redevelopment completed.

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Friday, 30 March 2007

Jeparit Entry and Museum Redevelopment Completed

The Nationals Federal Member for Mallee, John Forrest, will officially open the Redevelopment Project the Jeparit Entry and Museum project which was partly funded under the Federal Government’s Regional Partnerships Programme on Saturday April 7, 2007.

The project received funding of $25,850 to help redevelop the main entrance thoroughfare to Jeparit by enhancing the arrival area which includes the front entry of the Pioneer Museum.

The beautification of the town’s entry is anticipated to entice more visitors to the region, linking it to the Wimmera River and providing an attractive location to recreate and picnic.

Mr Forrest said he was pleased the Federal Government could assist the community with this project. “Together with $40,150 from the State Government and $11,000 from the Hindmarsh Shire Council this has been a major project for the Jeparit community and is a major achievement of which the community should be justifiably proud. The $25,850 in Regional Partnerships funding was used towards signage, lighting, landscaping supplies, security locks for the main door and gates and shutters on the Pioneer Museum, concrete tables, electric barbeque and power supply, double purlin seats and precast concrete bollards.

Mr Forrest said he would like to thank the Greater Green Triangle Area Consultative Committee for their work in coordinating the funding parties which successfully brought this project to fruition.

Mr Pat McAloon, Executive Officer of the Greater Green Triangle Area Consultative Committee said it was great to see this project funded so successfully. “This is a unique project for Jeparit and is a great example of the type of projects we can support for the region,” said Mr McAloon.

Mr Forrest said the Regional Partnerships Programme will deliver benefits to communities well into the future, not only from programme funding, but from the higher levels of economic activity and improved social amenity which the programme is generating.

Since its inception in July 2003, Regional Partnerships has, on average, attracted a further three dollars from other sources for every dollar invested by the Australian Government. Interested people should contact the Greater Green Triangle Area Consultative Committee on 5352 3935 if they wish to seek funding through Regional Partnerships.

WHEN: Saturday, 7 April 2007, 3 - 4:00 pm WHERE: Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum Dimboola Road, Jeparit

John Forrest MP The Nationals Member for Mallee

Phone (03) 5032 4510 Fax (03) 5032 9407