The Liberal-National Government is investing in the future of Norfolk Island with $482,790 in funding for water security projects under Round 5 of our highly successful Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

Senator Seselja said the Government’s investment in stage one of the water security works will see multiple rainwater tanks installed on the island.

“By investing in water security, we are creating a sustainable future for Norfolk Island,” Senator Seselja said.

“With no major rivers or dams, investing in rainwater tanks is critical to ensure water supply for residents, visitors, critical infrastructure, and to support the local agriculture industry.”

Under Round 5 of the BBRF, the Government has committed $300 million to support 298 projects across regional Australia, which will create an estimated 9,900 jobs during the project period.

This latest funding round takes our total support through the BBRF to $1.38 billion across nearly 1,300 projects.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the Government is focused on ensuring our regions remain strong.

“The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to work hard on behalf of Australians living in regional and remote communities,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

“That’s why we’ve committed an additional $100 million under this latest round to take total funding to $300 million. This extra funding will support more projects, more jobs and create more economic opportunities in our regions to boost their recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Funding for this project in Norfolk Island is a testament to the dedication Senator Seselja has for his constituents.”

“Funding under the Building Better Regions Fund supports economic and social infrastructure for the long-term benefit of regional communities.”

“Infrastructure upgrades funded in this latest round will ensure our regions remain great places to live and visit, while helping support important regional industries which create jobs.

“Our Government is committed to delivering the best outcomes for regional and remote Australia, which is why we are providing local businesses, industries and families with opportunities to get ahead.”

For a full list of successful projects, please visit: www.business.gov.au/bbrf