Several key assets and roads within the Shire of Manjimup will receive a share of more than $1.4 million in Federal Government grant funding, allowing for much-needed upgrades across the sites. In round four of the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, the Shire of Manjimup received $526,631 for road upgrade and maintenance, and $912,987 for community assets upgrade and maintenance. Shire of Manjimup president Paul Omodei said the Shire was “very pleased” to have secured the latest round of funding. “The much-needed funds will increase the life of the Shire’s assets,” he said. The Shire Council endorsed the list of community assets and roads submitted by the Shire’s senior management at the July 6 council meeting, noting the assets chosen were among the Shire’s more than $562m of assets requiring regular maintenance and asset renewal. Mr Omodei said the Shire staff and council determined the fund allocation based on need. “Quite a lot of our older assets now require some heavy maintenance,” he said. “Even though we have a building maintenance reserve, those reserves were being depleted because of the demand — the funding will alleviate some of the financial pressure.” The buildings endorsed for upgrades include the Manjimup Community Centre, Manjimup Indoor Sports Pavilion, Manjimup Town Hall, Manjin Park Fountain and Walkway, Balbarrup Pioneer Cemetery, Pemberton Public Toilet Car Park, Pemberton Sports Club, Clem Collins Recreation Centre, Northcliffe Pioneer Museum, Northcliffe Town Hall, Northcliffe Recreation Centre and Grandstand, and Walpole Recreation Ground Public Toilet. The roads endorsed for resealing include Middleton Road (3km), Eastbourne Road (2.4km), Sears Road (2.6km), Graphite Road (1.63km), Seven Day Road (0.7km), and various crack sealing across the Shire.