Council Receives Grant to Beautify Tiny Towns

Published on 05 July 2024

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Murrindindi Shire Council is thrilled to announce it has been successful in its application for a $25,000 grant from Regional Development Victoria’s Tiny Towns Fund, to make small towns across the Shire more beautiful and vibrant.

With a co-contribution of $10,000 from Council, the grant will fund the installation of garden beds, street trees, and signs to revitalise the towns’ streetscapes.

Funding will be allocated to suitable projects in line with Council’s works program and based on community requests and feedback already gathered.

The project supports objectives outlined in the Council Plan 2021-2025, by enhancing liveability and community pride.

For more information on the Tiny Towns Fund, visit the Regional Development Victoria website or contact our Grants team on at (03) 5772 0333.

Council’s Community Wellbeing and Economic Development Portfolio Councillor Sandice McAulay said “Murrindindi Shire is dotted with 42 smaller localities, each with their own unique character. Funding support for upgrades and improvements like this is critical for small rural councils, and we’re grateful to the State Government for awarding this grant to us. This funding will help beautify our charming villages and townships and enhance our community’s sense of place. Council would also like to acknowledge that many great ideas from our community were not successful in this grant round. We will continue working with our local groups to improve grant applications to raise their chance of success and to provide a competitive advantage over other shires applicants.”

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