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:
|Access Training Centre||ATC regional training hub||$200,000||Far North|
|Carter’s Peterborough Foodland||Expanding fresh food choice in Peterborough||$150,000||Yorke and Mid North|
|Dew’s Meats||Orroroo Kangaroo pet food expansion||$65,000||Yorke and Mid North|
|District Council of Peterborough||Peterborough Main Street renewal||$200,000||Yorke and Mid North|
|Golden North Ice Cream||Impulse production line upgrade||$200,000||Yorke and Mid North|
|Outback Communities Authority||Outback community and visitor facilities upgrade||$199,075||Far North|
|Port Pirie Regional Council||Connecting Port Pirie and Crystal Brook – WiFi hotspots||$51,587||Yorke and Mid North|