Community facilities Environment and Water | May 14, 2019
Kealy welcomes Horsham Riverfront Precinct announcement
The Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy says yesterday’s announcement that a re-elected Federal Liberal Nationals Government will invest $1.65 million to activate Horsham’s Wimmera River is wonderful news for the local community.
Stage 1 of the project includes construction of a café, boardwalk and jetty, signage and lighting upgrades, outdoor seating terraces and artwork features on the riverfront.
“This is a great project and it is fantastic that the Horsham Rural City Council has a vision for how we can open up the river precinct to both local and visitors to our beautiful part of the state,” Ms Kealy said.
“The Horsham community has been vocal about developing the Wimmera River for some time, with a number of local business people keen to personally invest in the area for the benefit of the community.
“As so many locals have said to me, it’s a wasted opportunity to have such a beautiful asset like the Wimmera River and not be able to enjoy a coffee or wine overlooking the water.
“Not only will it reinvigorate the Wimmera River, it will transform the City of Horsham by boosting tourism, jobs and our region’s local economy.
“This project announced by Anne Webster for The Nationals will finally make this concept a reality, and is just the start of awakening the opportunities that the Wimmera River presents for visitors and locals alike.
“A vote for The National’s Anne Webster is the only way we can ensure this long awaited Wimmera River project will become a reality for our region.
“I am proud to be a part of a Nationals team that is determined to deliver this project for Horsham and develop one of our town’s greatest assets – the Wimmera River.”
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