Red Meat Cluster receives $15,000 for strategic plan

FUNDING FOR STRATEGY: Naracoorte Lucindale CEO Trevor Smart, director of operations Steve Bourne, Member for Barker Tony Pasin, Cr Scott McLachlan and mayor Erika Vickery.
FUNDING FOR STRATEGY: Naracoorte Lucindale CEO Trevor Smart, director of operations Steve Bourne, Member for Barker Tony Pasin, Cr Scott McLachlan and mayor Erika Vickery.

The Limestone Coast red meat industry is set to benefit with Tony Pasin delivering funding under Round 3 of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government's highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.

Among the successful grant applications for Round 3 is $15,000 for a strategic plan for the red meat cluster value chain in the Limestone Coast region. The plan, developed by Naracoorte Lucindale Council, will examine the businesses, their business needs including innovation and skills needs.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Liberal and Nationals Government's investment in local projects under Round 3 will help grow the economy and build a strong future for Australia's regions.

"It is projects like this that help industries grow and employ more people right throughout the supply chain. Giving industry the tools to be the best they can be means the regions and communities benefit too. It's all part of making regional communities even better places to live, work and raise a family."

Mr Pasin said the Morrison Government is committed to ensuring Australia's regions remain strong, resilient and prosperous in the long term.

"We are supporting our regions through investing in important local infrastructure, as well as great community-building and planning initiatives under the Building Better Regions Fund, and other government priorities such as the Regional Growth Fund and our decentralisation agenda," Mr Pasin said.

"In this round we are also investing more than $70 million in regional tourism infrastructure, to support those many regional communities that rely on tourism to bolster their economy.

"We have seen fantastic outcomes from the first two rounds, and today's announcement continues our commitment to unlocking the economic potential of regional Australia and ensuring our regions continue to thrive."