Seymour is set to benefit from improved tourism opportunities following the announcement that the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre’s carriage sheds project is the beneficiary of some much-needed funds.
The Nationals Deputy Leader Bridget McKenzie said the project was a significant investment in opening up new opportunities for the community.
‘‘This is a fantastic outcome for Seymour, with the project receiving $99300 to construct carriage sheds,’’ Senator McKenzie said.
‘‘The new sheds will provide cover for the rail carriages and gauge cars at the Seymour Railway and Heritage Centre, expanding their ability to display and share with others the history of our railways,’’ Senator McKenzie said.
‘‘This will have major flow-on benefits across the community including increased tourism and employment and volunteering opportunities, ensuring Seymour will continue to thrive and prosper into the future.’’
Under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund Infrastructure Projects stream, more than $200million has been invested in 136 projects across Australia, creating some 10000 jobs.
A further $200 million was announced in the 2018-19 Budget for a third round of the program.
It is anticipated to be open to applications in the second half of this year.