SA economy gets major jobs boost through regional package
Posted on Friday, 27 April, 2018
The Coalition Government has announced the successful projects for Upper
Spencer Gulf under the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages
The eight projects will create over 500 jobs in the community, including
over 300 ongoing roles
$19.4 million allocated by the Coalition Government to the region will leverage
nearly $50 million in investment.
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.
“We’re delivering projects like
the $10.08 million Whyalla Heavy Industry Manufacturing and Services Hub.
“This great project will create 193 jobs, 169 of which are ongoing, to
support key industries such as energy, mining and defence.
“We are committed to revitalising South Australia’s economy and I am
delighted to see so many quality projects identified in the region.”
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the eight projects announced
today 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.
“For example, the Max
Cranes Wind and Renewables Sector Heavy Lift Expansion project will see the
purchase of a Liebherr Telescopic 1,200 tonne Mobile Crane, allowing the region
to better service the renewable energy sector, including the construction and
maintenance of wind farms.
addition it will also allow Max Crane & Equipment Hire, the successful
applicant for this purchase, to potentially expand its role in the mining and
“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,” he said.
For more information on the Government’s grant programs, visit https://www.grants.gov.au/
For Dr McVeigh: Clare
For Mr Ramsey: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 0417 827 523
Australian Government Grant
& Equipment Hire (SA) Pty Ltd, Whyalla
The project is an investment in an LTM11200 crane and associated
auxiliary equipment, which will be one of the largest telescopic mobile
cranes in Australia. The project will provide the opportunity to secure,
train and up-skill experienced and qualified personnel required to operate
the machinery. The purchase of this specialised equipment will ensure the
company can expand its capability in the renewables sector, predominantly
around wind tower construction and future long term maintenance of the wind
farms. It will also ensure greater opportunity for the business in the mining
and industrial sector supporting mines including heavy industrial
construction and shutdown maintenance projects.
Engineering & Construction Pty Ltd, Whyalla
The project will consolidate the operations of three existing
Whyalla-based heavy engineering and manufacturing companies to a purpose
built heavy industry manufacturing services hub facility in Whyalla. It will
bring on board state-of-the-art plant and equipment and provide specialised
training to enhance capability and efficiency of these operations. The
project has been designed to secure new market opportunities in key industries
such as renewable energy, mining, oil & gas and defence, and position the
consolidated operations for significant and sustainable revenue growth well
into the future.
Aged Care Inc, Whyalla
The project is to construct a Community Centre and first stage
of a Lifestyle Village, which will provide specially designed housing and
other services for retirees and people with a profound disability.