Upper Spencer Gulf & Outback Futures Program

The Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback Futures Program supports projects resulting in economic growth and employment outcomes and the provision of critical community infrastructure in the area.

The Program made funding available between $50,000 and $200,000 for small projects in the eligible area, up to a maximum of $2 million in total for the 2015-16 year. Leveraged funding applied at a minimum ration of $1 for each $1 grant.

The downturn in the resources sector has resulted in job loss announcements throughout the Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback area. This has impacted on regional centres through a decline in demand for resource sector support services.

The Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback area has a solid base of small to medium enterprises with the ability to substantially contribute to the economic recovery of the region.

There is great scope for these businesses to be assisted in growing their individual and collective capabilities, to provide stimulus for the generation of new business activity and to maximise the opportunity for involvement of the region in jobs creation and the sustainability and growth of these communities.

Successful grant recipients

Announcements are currently underway of projects offered funding through the Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback Futures Program. Announcements to date include:

ApplicantProjectFunding AwardedRegion
Access Training CentreATC regional training hub $200,000Far North
Carter’s Peterborough FoodlandExpanding fresh food choice in Peterborough $150,000Yorke and Mid North
Dew’s MeatsOrroroo Kangaroo pet food expansion $65,000Yorke and Mid North
District Council of PeterboroughPeterborough Main Street renewal $200,000Yorke and Mid North
Golden North Ice CreamImpulse production line upgrade $200,000Yorke and Mid North
Leigh Creek Magnesite (Archer Exploration Limited)Leigh Creek magnesite project$200,000Far North
Outback Communities AuthorityOutback community and visitor facilities upgrade$199,075Far North
Port Pirie Regional CouncilConnecting Port Pirie and Crystal Brook – WiFi hotspots $51,587Yorke and Mid North
Page Last Reviewed: 22 Jul 2016
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