Originally included in the State Budget but announced today, the 57 shovel-ready projects will be funded via the Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Program (LGIPP) – with the State Government committing $106.9 million, which unlocks a further $118.5 million in matching council investment and some Commonwealth funding.
Treasurer Rob Lucas said the projects provided a “shot in the arm” for the state’s economy and deliver new facilities that will transform communities.
He said they were required to be completed, or significantly completed, within a two-year timeframe.
“This program is an immediate and targeted cash injection that will deliver long-lasting, tangible benefits for families and communities in every corner of the state,” Lucas said.
Other projects include a $6 million Greenwith Community Campus, a $1.25 million Thorndon Park Super Playground, a $2 million Cuttlefish Coast Sanctuary Tourism and Conservation Project near Whyalla and major road upgrades in the Coorong and on Yorke Peninsula.
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