Small towns boost

The townships of Newstead, Guildford and Chewton are celebrating this week with news Mount Alexander Shire Council will receive $1.4 million from the state government towards their long-awaited streetscape rejuvenation projects.
Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards visited Newstead on Wednesday to announce the funding for the completion of the shire’s Small Town Streetscapes Renewal Program.
The project is among a suite of initiatives supported by this year’s Regional Infrastructure Fund – Stimulus Round, which aims to revitalise local economies while we continue our steady recovery from the global pandemic by creating jobs while improving tourism and community infrastructure. See the Mail for the full story.