Regional Growth Fund Strategic Projects 2018–19
The Indigenous Land Corporation’s North West Indigenous Pastoral Project – has received funding for Aboriginal groups to undertake property management planning and for plant, equipment and infrastructure development to enable land to be brought back into production. The project will lower unemployment, improve Aboriginal well-being in remote areas and reduce reliance on the welfare sector through job creation.
The City of Mount Gambier – has received funding for a Regional Community and Recreation Hub which will consist of a multi-use recreation facility with conference/meeting rooms, crèche, café, offices, and car-parking facilities. The hub will also include a 25 metre indoor pool, recreation and rehabilitation pools and six multi-purpose indoor courts. Apart from an increased participation in sport, resulting in positive health impacts, other major benefits of the project will be providing infrastructure that enhances livability and assists with attraction and retention strategies for economic growth.
The District Council of Franklin Harbour – has secured funding for the Coolanie Water Scheme Project, which will supply water to drought-affected farmers in the District Council of Franklin Harbour area. The project will deliver water infrastructure that will strengthen the local economy through growth in agriculture and livestock industries. The funding will provide farmers with access to a reticulated water supply and will reduce dependence on unreliable rainfall and expensive water carting.
Zoos SA – has received funding to develop a new Monarto Zoo Visitor Centre. The project will leverage Commonwealth funding and support private sector investment to fund Monarto’s new Wild Africa Precinct. The new visitor centre will be located on the northwest side of the site which will provide easy access to potential accommodation options. As well as educational facilities, the visitor centre will provide new regional catering and retail options with indoor exhibits and a Nature Playground that can be enjoyed by passers-by and the local Murray Bridge community without requiring full entry to the zoo.
South Australia’s Dog Fence – project that will leverage Commonwealth funding to upgrade the dog fence to stop the incursion of wild dogs into the pastoral sheep zone.
The Kingston District Council – has received funding to upgrade Kingston SE's three main streets. The venture will create a unified precinct with continuity of street design, widened footpaths and improved cross-overs. The project will provide improved pedestrian access, accommodate alfresco dining and complement Kingston’s historic characteristics. This funding will assist in creating a vibrant and inviting area with opportunities for increased tourism and economic growth.
Utilities for Thomas Foods International – funding to connect utilities infrastructure to support the development of the new Thomas Foods International processing plant near Murray Bridge.
Cummins Wanilla Streamcare Group – to support infrastructure upgrade works on the drainage system.