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Pirie Region economy gets major jobs boost through regional package

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased to announce Young Health Group’s Thrive Health Centre project has been announced as one of the successful projects for Upper Spencer Gulf under the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages.

Eight other successful projects were announced last week when Minister for Regional Development John McVeigh was in Grey.

“The Thrive Health Centre Project will receive $500,000 funding from the package to assist in improving access to disability friendly allied health services and rehabilitation facilities to Port Pirie and the greater Mid North region,” he said.

“This will be made possible by the construction and fit out of a multi-disciplinary health centre.

“The facility will accommodate up to 24 allied health university student placements per year which will assist in recruiting allied health staff to rural areas whilst offering low or no cost health services to the community.

“Accommodation for these students is to be provided via the renovation of 3 attached units in Port Pirie.”

The Federal Coalition Government’s commitment to stimulate the South Australian economy is continuing with eight successful projects announced under the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the Upper Spencer Gulf had been identified as one of 10 regions nationally under the pilot program.

“South Australia is just one of many areas nationally that is seeing significant job creation from this key initiative under the Turnbull Government,” Dr McVeigh said.

“Residents of the Upper Spencer Gulf region, including the Grey electorate, will benefit with more than 500 jobs expected to be created as a result of the Government’s $19.4 million investment.

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the nine projects announced had a total value of nearly $50 million for the region.

“This is a great example of how government can partner with business and community groups to drive growth, create jobs and stimulate economic activity,” Mr Ramsey said.

 “Creating new job opportunities is crucial to ensuring a strong and vibrant future for local communities in the Upper Spencer Gulf and this important government initiative will have significant long-term benefits for our region and our state.”

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