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Funding Builds Better Regions in Tumby Bay

The Tumby Bay township is set to prepare itself for expansion following the reconstruction and upgrade of its handling of stormwater, funded under the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream.

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the District Council of Tumby Bay project was a significant investment in building a stronger economy and driving jobs for the long term on lower Eyre Peninsula.

“This is a fantastic outcome for the Tumby Bay local community, with the agriculture and mining industrial land project receiving almost $2.5 million towards 1.8 kilometres of stormwater swale, incorporating a culvert and wetland detention areas,” Mr Ramsey said.

“This major development for Tumby Bay will include a levee bank and retention basins to capture redirected local stormwater and it will protect existing and allow for future expansion in residential and commercial development.”

Minister for Regional Development John McVeigh said under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream, the Coalition Government was investing well over $200 million in 136 projects with a total leveraged project value of $459 million.

“This means, in each successful community much anticipated local projects are receiving the funds needed to take a big idea and make it a reality,” Minister McVeigh said.

The second round of the Building Better Regions Fund, which includes the Community Investments stream and the Infrastructure Projects stream, is expected to create some 10,000 jobs from over 240 projects.


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