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Regional Boost for YP under Building Better Regions Fund

Three communities on Yorke Peninsula are set to receive a boost following the announcement of successful projects under the Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investment stream.

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the Coalition Government’s investment of more than $230,000 in Grey, to support seven community-based projects, was a positive for the region’s future.

The successful projects on Yorke Peninsula are:

  • The Researching Visitor Behaviour to Drive Change on Yorke Peninsula project in Minlaton which will receive $15,000 to undertake market research to gain a deeper understanding of current visitor priorities, practices and behaviours. This research will identify gaps and opportunities to increase economic investment in the region by businesses and visitors.

  • The Port Broughton Community Services Strategies and Directions Project which will receive $20,000 to develop a strategic plan which aims to accelerate community based activities or services providing a platform for sustainable future jobs growth specifically in the childcare and allied health services particularly in the Port Broughton area.

  • The Guiding Campsite Future project in Port Vincent and Blewitt Springs project will receive $45,000 which will develop a strategic plan that will upgrade facilities of the Douglas Scrup and Tuckerway Campsite in Port Vincent and Blewitt Springs

“This is a fantastic outcome for Yorke Peninsula - these projects will drive economic growth and transform communities, ensuring that our region remains resilient and prosperous into the future,” Mr Ramsey said.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the Building Better Regions Fund continues to deliver major benefits for rural, regional and remote communities throughout Australia.

“Under round two, the Coalition Government is investing more than $4 million in over 100 community investment stream projects across Australia, valued at over $7.3 million,” Minister McVeigh said.

“This is expected to create more than 4,000 jobs which will beef up local economies.”

The Coalition Government has invested an additional $200 million in the 2018-19 Federal Budget to deliver another round of the Building Better Regions Fund. Successful projects for round two of the Infrastructure stream will be announced in the near future.

Contact:  Kendall Jackson (08)8633 1744

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