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Rutherglen memorial hall refurbishment completed

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The Federal Member for Indi, Sophie Mirabella, today officially opened the Rutherglen Soldiers’ Memorial Hall Refurbishment at Rutherglen.

Mrs Mirabella said Howard Government Regional Partnerships programme funding of $250,250 (GST inclusive) assisted the Indigo Shire Council to refurbish the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall.

“The refurbishment has upgraded the festivals and events area and has also improved the dress circle,” Mrs Mirabella said.

“The improved Hall provides an excellent facility benefiting the whole community,” she said.

Mrs Mirabella congratulated the local community for working together to access Regional Partnerships programme funding.

“I would particularly like to thank the Albury-Wodonga Area Consultative Committee for helping to bring this project to fruition,” she said.

“I would also like to acknowledge the financial support provided by the Indigo Shire Council, Department of Victorian Communities and Rutherglen RSL.”

The Regional Partnerships programme continues the Howard Government’s approach of working with local communities to support their ideas. A total of $271.2 million is available under the Regional Partnerships programme from 2006–07 to 2009–10.

Mrs Mirabella said the Regional Partnerships programme would 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 was generating.

Since its inception in July 2003, the Regional Partnerships programme has, on average, attracted a further three dollars from other sources for every dollar invested by the Howard Government.

Communities should contact the Albury-Wodonga Area Consultative Committee if they wish to seek funding through the Regional Partnerships programme.

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Written by Greg Naylor

30 June 2007 at 9:09 pm

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