The Federal Government is investing in the future of Grey with almost $10 million in funding under Round 5 of the highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is delighted to announce the Cleve Regional Boarding House project will receive almost $2.2m toward the construction of a new accommodation facility for Cleve Area School.
“I am so pleased to announce these projects which communities have invested so much time and effort into bringing to fruition,” he said.
“The Cleve Regional Boarding House project will receive almost $2.2m of an anticipated $2.9m, toward a new accommodation facility for 35 students at the Cleve Area School,” Mr Ramsey said.
“This will enable the school to increase the intake for their well-recognised agricultural certificate and provide boarding services to trainees accessing the Motor Traders Association facility in Cleve.”
“This is a big ‘win’ for not only the Cleve school and community,” he said. “It’s big news for country kids in north and west of Adelaide, providing opportunities to lock in qualifications in a friendly, safe country community and at least for those coming from the EP, the ability to get home often.”
“Cleve has worked hard to establish themselves as a broader education centre and I congratulate all concerned with the provision of the courses and those who have developed this proposal,” he said.
District Council of Cleve Mayor Phil Cameron said the project is is a huge step forward for the district.
“Good quality accommodation in reasonable numbers is critical to offering these educational and training opportunities in our region,” he said.
“In turn, this is important in enabling our region to attract and retain young people with skills and career paths that can underpin our EP regional economy.
“I also note the outstanding support of the project by Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey.”
Mr Ramsey said the Grey electorate has outperformed over a long period of time in attracting support from the BBRF program.
“Since we came to government in 2013 more than $60m has come to Grey,” he said.
“That is a reflection of the diversity and opportunities in our regions, it’s passionate and highly motivated communities and the quality the submissions. Well done to them!”
He said that 10 excellent projects in Grey had won support in this round including boarding facilities in Cleve, a significant upgrade of sporting facilities in Roxby Downs and a new jetty at the Yacht Club in Coffin Bay, all of which will have a real impact on local economies and communities.
Mr Ramsey said previous rounds of BBRF investment in regional communities has delivered better facilities and economic opportunities across Grey.
“BBRF has help fund the Bratten Bridge upgrade in Tumby Bay, the Clare aerodrome, the Remarkable Southern Flinders project, the Cowell Foreshore development, a sewerage system in Peterborough and many other excellent projects developments across Grey.”
“We are backing these projects so local people have the facilities for the future, while creating jobs to boost our economic recovery.
“I have worked closely with local councils and community groups and I am proud to be part of a Government that will listen to and deliver for our communities.”
Under Round 5 of the BBRF, the Government has committed almost $300 million to support 295 projects across regional Australia, which will create an estimated 9,900 jobs during the project period.
Other successful projects in Grey include-
- $2,192,611 for the Cleve Area School Boarding Facility
- $2,739,837 for the Roxby Mining Life Raft
- $118,633 for the Marion Bay Playground Project
- $600,712 for the Coffin Bay Tourism Project
- $100,000 for the Parham Short-Stay Facility Upgrade
- $20,000 for the Yorke Peninsula Tourism plan
- $20,000 for the Port Lincoln Economic Development and investment Attraction Strategy
- $20,000 for the Kati-Thanda Lake Eyre Water Event Response Plan
This latest funding round takes our total support through the BBRF to $1.38 billion across nearly 1,300 projects.
For a full list of successful projects, please visit: www.business.gov.au/bbrf
Media Contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 8633 1744
October 8, 2021