Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased to announce funding of $715,000 for the Coolanie Water Scheme on Eyre Peninsula as part of the Government’s drought support funding for vital water infrastructure.
Mr Ramsey said the Government was investing in water infrastructure that will ensure communities, like Eyre Peninsula can be better prepared for future droughts.
“This project involves the construction of trunk main pipeline, tank storage and a distribution network to increase supply to primary producers in the Coolanie Plains by 190kL/day,” he said.
“The project will be delivered by the South Australian Government through SAWater and the District Council of Franklin Harbour.
“This is a great local example of how the Federal Government is boosting drought resilience through the construction of water infrastructure that delivers new and affordable water, enhances water security and helps stimulate regional economic development, including through primary industries and new and expanded agriculture.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said these investments will increase water supply and security for primary producers, businesses and communities in drought-affected areas as part of the Government’s $7 billion drought package.
“The Liberals & Nationals Government is determined to invest in vital water infrastructure projects to ensure our regional communities are better prepared for future droughts, improved water security as well as expanding our agricultural industries.”
Water is the life-blood of regional communities and that’s why we are investing more than $3 billion to identify and build new water infrastructure across Australia.
More information on the Fund is available at https://infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure/water-infrastructure/nwi-development-fund/index.aspx.
Mr Ramsey Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744