Burraja Cultural and Environmental Centre has received $430,000 in funding from the State Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund.
Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes announced the funding which is aimed at improving liveability and attracting more residents and visitors to towns.
The funding will go towards refurbishing the centre, redesigning displays and improve accessibility.
The centre offers educational programs on local Aboriginal culture and the environment, as well as being the home of a social enterprise that provides skill development, training and employment for Aboriginal people.
Funding will also go towards creating new walking trails near the centre that connect with the Wagira trail on the other side of the Murray River, building on Wodonga’s long tradition as a place of meeting and welcome.
The Regional Infrastructure Fund is part of the Government’s flagship Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, which helps businesses create more jobs in regional Victoria, supports community projects and helps councils to build the infrastructure locals need.