State Labor Members for Bendigo, Maree Edwards MP and Jacinta Allan MP today announced $1,000,000 in funding to upgrade the Golden Dragon Museum.
The project is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to build the things that matter to locals and help their towns thrive and is among a suite of successful initiatives as part of this year’s Regional Infrastructure Fund – Stimulus Round.
The Golden Dragon Museum is a highly valued community asset and hosts a collection of global significance. The Museum continues to build its collection and mounts exhibitions and public programs for the wider community and tourists to experience.
The project will support the Museum to deliver enhancements to the front of house areas, including the retail space and entry foyer.
These upgrades will also assist the Museum to create a new night time dining experience, helping to further activate the Chinese Precinct.
The Regional Infrastructure Fund is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s flagship $156 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, which helps businesses create more jobs in regional Victoria, support community projects and support councils to build the infrastructure locals and visitors need.
The stimulus round aims to revitalise local economies while we continue our steady recovery from the global pandemic by creating more jobs now, while improving tourism and community infrastructure.
The Fund is key to the Government’s $8 billion investment across regional and rural Victoria unveiled in the Andrews Labor Budget 2020/21 to support communities to come back stronger than ever.
The second round of the Fund’s 2020/21 program is due to open for applications from 16 June. Under this competitive round, local regional and rural councils will be invited to apply for grants.
Information and guidelines for the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund can be found at rdv.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Jacinta Allan MP, Member for Bendigo East
“The Golden Dragon Museum tells the story of Bendigo’s rich cultural history and this funding will help attract more visitors to the Museum and to Bendigo”
Quotes attributable to Maree Edwards MP, Member for Bendigo West
“This project will mean even more to locals in the future and we are working hard now to deliver improved facilities and provide the much-needed economic boost our state needs.”