Member for Narungga Fraser Ellis MP is pleased to announce two shovel ready Copper Coast Council projects are to receive a combined $509,300 from the State Government’s 2020/2021 Open Spaces and Places for People fund.
The two projects are the Wallaroo to Moonta Walking and Cycling Shared Path ($418,000) and the Queen Street Activation project ($91,300).
“I advocated for both these projects and congratulate Copper Coast Council on their success in the latest round, and on their planning and investment in such valuable initiatives,” Mr Ellis said.
The Wallaroo to Moonta Walking and Cycling Shared Path project is a $1,025,000 project jointly funded by Copper Coast Council and the State Government, and the Queen Street Activation Project is a $230,775 jointly funded project, both expected to create local jobs and given the local community new places to meet, play and exercise.
“The Queen Square project involves better accessible paths and new toilet facilities that were identified as greatest need during community consultation, and the Wallaroo to Moonta Cycling and Walking Trail project will complement and connect existing trails and be of tremendous benefit to the entire local community and visitors”, Mr Ellis said.
Minister for Local Government the Hon Vickie Chapman MP said in order to fund all priority projects, the Marshall Liberal Government added an extra $2 million to this grant round, bringing the combined State Government, council and additional contributions to $57.5 million.
“This round was very popular with 43 councils applying for funding, and the independent assessment panel rated 27 of the applications as priority projects across 21 council areas, with the two from Copper Coast Council among them.
“Both will improve and enhance their areas, and create work for local tradespeople, and I look forward to seeing their progression.”