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 was delighted that the Clare Sports Precinct Redevelopment will receive $2.5m toward the construction of a new purpose-built sporting facility including resurfacing the oval and upgrading the lighting system.
“I was shown around the area by members of the committee in 2019 and was impressed with the focus and determination they have shown in getting this worthy project up,” Mr Ramsey said.
“Those from the regions will understand the rivalry that exists between competing football and netball clubs based in the same community. Bringing the North and South Clare clubs together to further the common cause deserves to be recognised.
“The Wakefield Council will receive $1.5m or 50% of the cost of replacing the Balaklava Pool which suffered significant damage in the last year.
“Balaklava is an inland community, and a decent pool is essential with the full cost of replacement being a significant challenge for the council. I am really pleased to see it receive funding.”
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.
Successful projects in Grey include-
- $2,192,611 for the Cleve Area School Boarding Facility
- $2,534,604 for the Clare Sports Precinct Redevelopment
- $1,586,029 Balaklava’s Pool for All project
- $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
For a full list of successful projects, please visit: www.business.gov.au/bbrf
Media Contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 8633 1744
October 8, 2021