The State Government today (14 May 2020) announced $500,000 for the Surf Coast Shire’s ‘Connecting Torquay’s Town Centre’ project.
The project involves connecting Torquay’s town centre to significant natural assets of Torquay foreshore and Taylor Park.
This includes formalised car parking fronting Taylor Park along Zeally Bay Rd and Fisher Street; and pedestrian crossings on Zeally Bay and Bristol Roads, Gilbert Street and Pearl Street.
There will also be three cycling station points and pedestrian way finding signage installed.
The Regional Infrastructure Fund is part of the State Government’s flagship Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, which helps businesses create more jobs in regional Victoria, supports community projects and helps councils to build the infrastructure locals need.
‘Connecting Torquay’s Town Centre’ project is one of the 35 projects in rural and regional communities that will share in more than $16 million from the Regional Infrastructure Fund to improve liveability and attract more residents and visitors to towns uder the latest round of funding.
G21 supported Surf Coast Shire’s application for State Government funding. Surf Coast Shire had previously allocated its own funds towards the project.
The State Government announcment was made by the Member for South Barwon, Darren Cheeseman MP.
“Regional Victoria is critical to supporting our state’s recovery from the impacts of coronavirus and we’re backing projects in our regions that will drive jobs and community growth,” Mr Cheesman said.
Information and guidelines for the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund can be found at rdv.vic.gov.au.
Source: A Darren Cheesman MP media statement