Feb 17, 2010

Funds for community infrastructure on Eyre & Yorke peninsulas

Funds for community infrastructure on Eyre & Yorke peninsulas

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

February 17 2010

The Rudd Labor Government has approved $597,000 for 13 ready-to-go community infrastructure projects across South Australia’s Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas to support local jobs today while delivering lasting benefits for the community.

Minister Anthony Albanese said that this funding would go towards projects across the region, including upgrades to the Whyalla Memorial Oval, refurbishments at Yorketown Town Hall and the Peterborough YMCA building as well as water conservation infrastructure in Cleve.

“All up, these projects are expected to support more than 60 jobs during construction.

“We will deliver this funding to the Northern Areas and Flinders Ranges Councils, the Corporation of the City of Whyalla and the District Councils of Cleve, Elliston, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Franklin Harbour, Peterborough and Yorke Peninsula through the second round of our Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program.

“Shortly I hope to announce funding for projects for other local governments in the region.

“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.

“The funding announced today will keep more people working locally, to support the economy while building local infrastructure for the future.

“All of the projects announced today were put forward by the local councils as local community priorities, instead of being determined from Canberra.

“Many of these infrastructure projects have seen councils and community groups search for funding for years, sometimes decades. By letting local communities decide, the Rudd Government is helping turn the community’s vision into a reality.

“Across the country, the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program is funding local projects like sporting fields, swimming pools, libraries, community halls and water and energy saving facilities,” Mr Albanese concluded.

Further information is available at: http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/local/cip/index.aspx

APPROVED PROJECTS

District Council of Cleve – $30,000

  • $30,000 Upgrade of water conservation infrastructure at Cleve Centenary Lions Park

District Council of Elliston – $30,000

  • $20,000 Installation of automated irrigation system at Elliston Parklands
  • $2,000 Installation of sporting infrastructure at Venus Bay
  • $8,000 Upgrade of water collection at Venus Bay

District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula – $30,000

  • $30,000 Upgrade to the Farm Beach Caravan Park

District Council of Franklin Harbour – $30,000

  • $30,000 Construction of facilities at Cowell foreshore on Thompson Drive

Corporation of the City of Whyalla – $292,000

  • $292,000 Upgrades to Memorial Oval in Whyalla

Flinders Ranges Council – $30,000

  • $30,000 Upgrade to the swimming pool at Hawker

District Council of Peterborough – $30,000

  • $30,000 Refurbishment of the YMCA building in Peterborough

Northern Areas Council – $30,000

  • $30,000 Construction of a dual-use rail trail between Laura and Stone Hut

District Council of Yorke Peninsula – $95,000

  • $50,000 Refurbishment of kitchen facilities at Yorketown Town Hall
  • $15,000 Upgrade of the playground in Minlaton
  • $30,000 Upgrade of the Stansbury Institute hall roof