$3.7m for town projects, Collie

over 3 years ago

Another example of CLGF funding involves the town of Collie in the South West.

Between 2009-13, the CLGF provided $3.7 million for several infrastructure projects such as:

  • improving drainage;
  • refurbishing the town swimming pool;
  • increasing pedestrian crossings and upgrading footpaths;
  • installing lights and boardwalks;
  • upgrading parkland and playgrounds; and
  • redeveloping the CBD, including landscaping and parking.

It’s estimated that the CLGF-funded projects created some 26 direct jobs in construction, as well as 87 indirect jobs.

The evaluation found an additional 500 people visited Collie in first year after the projects’ completion and stayed an average of one to two nights.

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