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Rudd Government delivers $4.8 million to build community infrastructure in regional South Australia.



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MEDIA RELEASE The Hon Anthony Albanese MP Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

24 February 2009 AA049/2009

RUDD GOVERNMENT DELIVERS $4.8 MILLION TO BUILD COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE IN REGIONAL SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The Rudd Labor Government has today announced $4.8 million to build community infrastructure across regional South Australia - as part of our investment to support local jobs and boost the local economy.

The funding will be delivered from the $800 million Community Infrastructure Program - the largest single investment in local infrastructure in Australia's history.

The $4.8 million will provide funding to local councils and shires for 41 infrastructure projects in regional communities from Port Augusta to Kangaroo Island, from Kimba to Mount Gambier, and from Port Lincoln to Bordertown in South Australia.

[Details of projects and locations are below]

Projects being funded include $731,000 for the Whyalla foreshore redevelopment, $635,000 towards the Port Pirie pool upgrade, $535,000 to improve the Port Augusta streetscape, and $313,000 to start the Mount Gambier Library and Community Centre.

Without federal funding, these projects would have remained in the 'too-hard' basket.

The Community Infrastructure Program is aimed at stimulating local economies and helping communities respond to the global financial crisis.

Investing in local projects that are ready to go is a great way to generate construction activity and local jobs.

It will also deliver much-needed infrastructure to improve the quality of life in local communities.

More than 3,600 projects have been submitted under the first round of the Community Infrastructure Program and the Rudd Government is getting on with the job.

These councils will receive a contract shortly. I encourage them to sign and return it as quickly as possible so funds can be released.

More projects will be announced as they are approved over the next few weeks.

Media Contacts

Moksha Watts ( Mr Albanese's Office ) 0413 389 070

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PROJECTS ANNOUNCED TODAY $731,000 Whyalla Foreshore Redevelopment The Whyalla Foreshore Redevelopment will include installation of barbeque facilities, shade sails, beach shelter, beach volleyball area, landscaping, upgrades to playground areas, and access paths through the foreshore gardens and onto the beach areas. Location: Lot 100 Cudmore Terrace, Whyalla Recipient: Corporation of the City of Whyalla

$635,000 Port Pirie Swimming Pool Project Renewal of Port Pirie swimming pool including relining the 50m pool in a watertight manner; provide level deck edge; install a new inlet and return lines; renew or replace balance tank; add lights to side walls; provide a 50m long length with FINA tolerance. Location: Mary Elie Street, Port Pirie Recipient: Port Pirie Regional Council

$535,000 Port Augusta Streetscape Reconstruction Reconstruct footpaths, kerbs and streetscapes in the central business district to meet disability access codes for the mobility impaired. The streetscaping will include tree plantings and street furniture, seating, waste bin surrounds and signage. Location: Mackay Street, Port Augusta Recipient: Port Augusta City Council

$313,000 Mount Gambier Library and Community Centre Construction of a state of the art Library and Community Centre the first project from Mount Gambier-Towards 2015 Vision. This will allow schools, groups and individuals to meet, learn, research and conduct business in the Centre. Location: Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier Recipient: City of Mount Gambier

$326,000 Upgrade of Bordertown Civic Centre Upgrades to the Main Hall as part of a broader refurbishment of Civic Centre. Works include design and structural engineering documentation; replacement of the Hall roof and guttering; upgrades to the Hall air-conditioning, floor surfaces, backstage area and western wall; and painting of the Hall. Location: 43 Woolshed Street, Bordertown Recipient: Tatiara District Council

$207,000 Upgrade to Port Lincoln Civic Hall Upgrade seating and carpets in the 260-seat balcony area of the Nautilus Theatre to meet Australian standards. Begin upgrade of the first floor of the Civic Hall to include additional gallery space, flexible workshop, workrooms and meeting areas, with new carpeting, air-conditioning and a lift. Location: Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln Recipient: City of Port Lincoln

$184,000 Laratinga Linear Trail Extension Extension of the Laratinga Linear Trail shared pedestrian and cycle path to Cameron Road, Mount Barker, linking one side of the town with the other and allowing safe access to local schools, Mountain Pool, Dunn & Bickle Park (Tourist Park) as well as Anembo Park and Littlehampton Recipient: District Council of Mount Barker

$160,000 Strathalbyn Community Swimming Pool Renewal Renewal works on the main swimming pool including treatment of eroded concrete and steel reinforcements, capping with a wet deck system and new tiling. Two end bulkheads will be raised and retiled and new starting blocks will be installed. Location: Colman Terrace, Strathalbyn

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Recipient: Alexandrina Council

$100,000 Cowell Foreshore Development Cowell foreshore facilities development including the construction of amenities including disabled access, baby change room and external showers for swimmers Location: Thompson Drive, COWELL Recipient: District Council of Franklin Harbour

$100,000 Umuwa Recreation Hall A community recreation hall including kitchen and amenities, stage and a projection wall. The Hall will be used for general meetings, festivals, indoor sports, band practice and as an emergency meeting area for evacuations and shelter. Recipient: Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara

$100,000 Hawker Swimming Pool Construction of a new swimming pool and associated facilities at Wirreanda Terrace,Hawker Recipient: Flinders Ranges Council

$100,000 Sports Ground and Recreation Area Upgrade, Kimba Upgrade of the Sports Ground and Recreation area including consolidation of two ovals, extensive replanting in the reserve, irrigation works, relocation of the playground and a new trotting/running track Location: Sections 64-68 & Sections 74 and 75 Hundred of Solomon, KIMBA Recipient: District Council of Kimba

$100,000 Peterborough Airstrip Lighting Installation of an automated runway lighting system at the Airstrip. The new system will provide a reliable 24hr airstrip to support the community particularly the Flying Doctor, Aerial Ambulance, and the Barrier Highway Emergency Response Team. Pilots

will be able to activate` the lighting system. Recipient: District Council of Peterborough

$100,000 Shed for Youth Centre at Oak Valley Construction of an an Indigenous youth centre at the Oak Valley Community located on the southern fringe of The Great Victoria Desert Recipient: Maralinga Tjarutja Community Council

$100,000 Waste Water Management, Burra The waste water disposal and reuse facility will allow over 20,000 cubic metres of water to be used on community sports grounds and gardens within the township of Burra. Instead of using bore water to irrigate the existing grassed oval of around 1.5

hectares at the Burra Recreation Centre, The treated waste water will be used instead. Location: Peacock Street, BURRA Recipient: Regional Council of Goyder

$100,000 Yalata Community Sports Field Development Construction of a sports field at Yalata, including leveling and turfing the field, installing goal posts and irrigation infrastructure, as well as constructing an area of shaded spectator seating and a children's playground Location: Main Street, Eyre Highway, Yalata Recipient: Yalata Community

$100,000 New Coober Pedy Airport Terminal Contribute towards building a new airport terminal at Coober Pedy airport Recipient: District Council of Coober Pedy

$100,000 Coffin Bay Town Centre Redevelopment Coffin Bay Town Centre Redevelopment Location: The Esplanade, Coffin Bay, SA

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Recipient: District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula

$100,000 Upgrade of the Bay of Shoals Boat Ramp Upgrade of the Bay of Shoals Boat Ramp, which is located two kilometres from Kingscote, including an extension of the breakwater capability and provision of two launching lanes with a centre floating pontoon Recipient: Kangaroo Island Council

$100,000 Playgrounds Upgrade Program Refurbishment of playground equipment at various locations throughout the district of Yankalilla Recipient: District Council of Yankalilla

$25,000 Fishermans Bay Playground Safety Fence and Path Construction Installation of a safety fence around the playground including a paved footpath to provide access to the beach Location: Whiting Road, FISHERMANS BAY Recipient: District Council of Barunga West

$30,000 Construction of Foreshore Recreation Footpath, Port Broughton Installation of a paved footpath along a portion of West Terrace, Port Broughton, north of the jetty Recipient: District Council of Barunga West

$20,000 Walking Trail - Tickera Construction of a walking trail, including seating along the cliff tops of Tickera. Location: Coast Road, TICKERA Recipient: District Council of Barunga West

$25,000 Skate Track, Bute Construction of a skate track in the township Location: Martin Terrace, BUTE Recipient: District Council of Barunga West

$17,000 Curramulka Courts Upgrade Refurbishment of playing courts to facilitate tennis, netball and basketball games Recipient: District Council of Yorke Peninsula

$30,000 Minlaton Town Hall Kitchen Upgrade Upgrade to improve disabled access, bathroom and other hall facilities Recipient: District Council of Yorke Peninsula

$10,000 Minlaton Guide Hall Upgrade Upgrade of the disabled access, bathroom amenities and hall facilities Recipient: District Council of Yorke Peninsula

$15,000 Edithburgh Playground Upgrade Upgrade of Edithburgh Playground Recipient: District Council of Yorke Peninsula

$15,000 Southern Yorke Peninsula Basketball Association Changerooms Provision of new changeroom facilities including disabled access Recipient: District Council of Yorke Peninsula

$15,000 Southern Yorke Peninsula Community Telecentre Building Refurbishment Refurbishment of the meeting room and conference facilities, including provision of new flooring, curtains, blinds and painting Recipient: District Council of Yorke Peninsula

$30,000 Ardrossan Town Hall Kitchen Upgrade.

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Upgrade of the kitchen facilities at Ardrossan Town Hall to improve functionality and user friendliness Recipient: District Council of Yorke Peninsula

$125,000 Footpath Upgrade Program Improvements to footpaths and access across the local government area Recipient: District Council of Yorke Peninsula

$20,000 Tanunda Recreation Park - Playground Upgrade Installation of playground equipment Location: Cnr Langmeil, Bilyarra and Elizabeth Streets, Tanunda Recipient: The Barossa Council

$15,000 Williamstown Oval - Playground Upgrade Installation of new playground equipment to bring the play area into compliance with Australian Standards Location: Mount Crawford Road, Williamstown Recipient: The Barossa Council

$13,000 Tanunda Soldiers Memorial Hall Upgrade Installation of emergency exit lighting and smoke alarms to comply with fire safety recommendations Location: 3 Basedow Road, TANUNDA Recipient: The Barossa Council

$16,000 Angaston Recreation Park - Playground Upgrade Installation of new playground equipment Location: Washington Street, Angaston Recipient: The Barossa Council

$20,000 Nuriootpa Bushgardens - Glass House Construction of a large shade house facility at Nuriootpa Bushgardens nursery Location: Coulthard Reserve, Penrice Road, Nuriootpa Recipient: The Barossa Council

$6,000 Williamstown Oval - Lights Upgrade Upgrade of lights at Williamstown Oval to overcome inadequate lighting and consequent safety risks Location: Mount Crawford Road, Williamstown Recipient: The Barossa Council

$20,000 Eden Valley - Pedestrian and Cycle Path Construction of a mixed use pedestrian and cycle path from Eden Valley town centre to the local sporting facilities Location: Murray Street, Eden Valley Recipient: The Barossa Council

$20,000 Upgrade Playground, Tolley Reserve, Nuriootpa Installation of new playground equipment Location: Barossa Valley Way, Nuriootpa Recipient: The Barossa Council

$30,000 Stockwell Recreation Park - Lights on Second Oval Installation of lighting facilities at the Park's second oval to enable its use for night time sports training and matches. Location: Cnr Sturt Highway and Duckponds Road, Stockwell Recipient: The Barossa Council

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