Volunteer Grants Support Communities Around Grey

Volunteers and their organisations across Grey will receive funding through the Government’s $20 million Volunteer Grants round, to support the crucial role that they play within our community as Australia moves forward out of the pandemic. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has announced 43 community groups around Grey have been successful with a total…

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Rowan with vice president of the Friends of the Arid Lands Botanic Gardens Brian Reichelt at the garden.

ABC Journalist for Whyalla

The ABC announcement of more than 50 journalists to be appointed to report from regional locations across Australia, will see an ABC journalist stationed in Whyalla from next year. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey applauded the decision by the ABC to utilise the revenue from negotiations with Facebook and Google under the News Media…

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New package to attract Doctors to the bush

Communities and GP practices right across Grey will have a new incentive to help recruit doctors, following changes announced this week by the Federal Government and warmly welcomed by the Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey “From January 1 next year the Government will add to the incentives on offer for medical graduates and nurse…

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Helping Hand to Take Over Kindred Living in Whyalla

The advice from aged care facilitators Helping Hand that they have taken over the operations of Kindred Living in Whyalla is welcome news according to the Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey. “I was advised by Helping Hand CEO Chris Stewart of the decision early this week. It is what I have been hoping and…

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FEDERAL FUNDING FLOWS TO DROUGHT-AFFECTED COMMUNITIES IN GREY

 The Australian Government continues to back communities impacted by, and recovering from drought, with eight new projects in Grey to receive a share of more than $1.3 million in federal funding announced today under Round 22 of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together initiative. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey…

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DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR LOCAL PRODUCERS AFTER DAMAGING STORMS

 Disaster recovery grants of up to $10,000 are now available to local primary producers affected by the severe storms from 28 to 29 October 2021. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said hail, strong winds and heavy rainfall caused significant damage to crops and farm infrastructure across South Australia on those days. “From Eyre Peninsula…

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Regional Health Minister in talks with Grey health professionals

Minister for Regional Health Dr David Gillespie has conducted virtual meetings with health professionals from Grey as part of the Federal Government’s ongoing commitment to regional health. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said Dr Gillespie was well-placed to understand the needs of regional Australia as a medical specialist who himself worked in a regional…

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$150 MILLION NEW PROGRAM TO IMPROVE UNSEALED ROADS

The Federal Government has launched a new $150 million Remote Roads Upgrade Pilot Program. The trial program will target unsealed roads throughout remote Australia, many of which rarely see more than an annual light grade. Councils will be offered between 80% and 100% of funding to upgrade unsealed roads and improve safety with works including…

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Whyalla’s Prospects Looking Up

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has taken the opportunity in Parliament last week to talk-up Whyalla’s prospects. In an adjournment speech in the Parliament, he spoke of the encouraging developments at Liberty Primary Steel Australia and his joy at the news Sanjeev Gupta had secured finance for the steelworks. “It would come as no…

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FUNDING NOW AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT SMALL COMMUNITY PROJECTS IN GREY

The Federal Government is providing a further $150,000 in funding for small-scale upgrades and new equipment for community groups in Grey. Expressions of interest are now open for Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Programme, giving local governing bodies and community groups an opportunity to nominate projects for grants of up to $20,000. Federal Member…

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