Mar 31, 2010

Funding for Wudinna and Kimba community infrastructure

Funding for Wudinna and Kimba community infrastructure

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

March 31 2010

The Rudd Labor Government will provide $60,000 for four ready-to-go community infrastructure projects across the Wudinna and Kimba districts in South Australia as part of our plan to support jobs in the local economy while delivering lasting benefits to communities.

Minister for Infrastructure and Local Government Anthony Albanese said that the new funding would be used to upgrade disabled access facilities, install a shade structure and put up new tourism signage in Wudinna, as well as to upgrade the Soldiers Memorial in Kimba.

"Importantly, these four projects are expected to support up to 12 local jobs during construction.

"We will deliver this funding to Wudinna and Kimba District Councils from the second round of our Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP).

"In just over a year, this Program has delivered $1 billion to build and renew community facilities across Australia, making it the largest single investment in local infrastructure in the nation’s history.

"Already more than 3,300 community construction projects have either been completed or are underway through the first round.

"These four projects were put forward by local councils as community priorities.

"Some of these projects have been on the drawing board for years. By letting local communities decide, the Rudd Government is helping turn the community’s vision into a reality.

"Across the country the RLCIP is funding new and upgraded sporting fields, swimming pools, libraries, community halls, water and energy saving facilities, elderly and disabled access and other local projects."

A full project list follows. Further information is available at: http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/local/cip/index.aspx

APPROVED PROJECTS

Wudinna District Council – $30,000

  • $14,000 Construction of tourism signage in Wudinna
  • $10,000 Upgrade of facilities at Apex Recreational Park in Wudinna including installation of a shade structure
  • $6,000 Upgrade of disabled access infrastructure along Burton Terrace in Wudinna

District Council of Kimba – $30,000

  • $30,000 Upgrade of Kimba Soldiers Memorial Hall