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    Artist Julia Woolf Volchkova painted the Rupanyup Silo in 2017.

Money for Wimmera and Mallee tiny towns

Projects across the Wimmera and Southern Mallee are among recipients in the first round of $20-million of Tiny Towns Fund grants.

Regional Development Minister Gayle Tierney said the grants would help communities attract more tourists, and make small towns more liveable for residents.

“We’re helping our tiniest towns reach their full potential with so many community-driven projects that will upgrade facilities and encourage more visitors to Victoria’s vibrant regions,” she said.

Recipients include –

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Laharum oval community facility kitchen upgrade $11,363;

Natimuk and District Soldiers Memorial Hall internal upgrades $13,682;

Laharum public hall upgrade $14,346;

Natimuk Showground Community Recreation Reserve master plan $17,748;

Quantong Community Centre flooring upgrade $25,000;

Revitalisation of Jeparit’s Roy Street $36,405;

Hopetoun’s Southern Mallee Kart Club race infrastructure $40,587;

Renewal of Rupanyup’s iconic silo art: A Canvas of Community Pride $41,377;

Wimmera Machinery Field Days accessible toilet for the Moore Exhibition Centre $42,000;

Dimboola Community Centre refurbishment $46,500; Nhill off-leash dog park $49,998;

Halls Gap Hub upgrade $50,000; Marnoo Memorial Park refurbishment and upgrade $50,000;

and Beulah Community Centre deck $50,000.

Towns with fewer than 5000 residents are eligible to apply.

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