David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

A brighter future for Clifton

October 12, 2021

The Liberal and Nationals Government is bringing more visitors to Clifton through Round 5 of the highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.

The Clifton and District Progress Association is set to receive $20,000 in federal funding to deliver a new destination event during the traditionally quiet winter season.

Federal Member for Maranoa, David Littleproud said the Government’s investment will create economic opportunities not just in town but across the electorate. 

“This is a proud day for the region in our fight to make sure we get our fair share,” Mr Littleproud said.

“The Government is backing this project so local people can have a vision for the future, while creating jobs to boost the local economy. 

“This project will be aimed at attracting visitors and bringing investment into town. This has the potential to transform Clifton and the surrounding area.” 

Under Round 5 of the BBRF, the Government has committed almost $300 million to support 295 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 almost $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 these projects in Maranoa is a testament to the dedication of David Littleproud.

“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