David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Securing a brighter future for Charleville

October 16, 2021

The Coalition Government is making a major investment to bring even more visitors to the Murweh shire under Round 5 of our highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.

The Murweh Shire Council is set to receive $7,940,000 in federal funding to construct the Outback Museum of Australia, connect existing tourism facilities and upgrade an Airfield Museum and a World War Two era base.

Federal Member for Maranoa, David Littleproud said the Government’s investment is delivering better facilities and creating economic opportunities across the electorate.

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

“The Government is backing this project with almost $8 million and this will transform the future of tourism in town. This is all part of our Government’s commitment to secure the future of regional Australia.”

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.” 

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