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19 Oct 2021


The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development

Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC

Senator for South Australia 

19 October 2021 

The Liberal and Nationals Government is providing a further $150,000 in funding for small-scale upgrades and new equipment that community groups in Mayo need and deserve.

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.

Senator for South Australia Andrew McLachlan CSC said more funding for Mayo would deliver the infrastructure and equipment our communities need to be successful and grow.

    “Our Government continues to deliver for the people of Mayo,” Senator McLachlan said.

    “This latest funding injection will support up to 20 projects across our communities, supporting jobs and delivering an economic boost to drive our recovery on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “This type of investment brings people together by strengthening social connections, building community participation and delivering a brighter and more vibrant future for communities.”

    The Stronger Communities Programme has already supported a number of important projects across Mayo, including:

    • Callington Recreation Park: $6,685 to purchase an electronic scoreboard
    • Willunga Bowling Club: $5,696 for shade structures
    • Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club: $5,542 to set up a pop-up kitchen
    • Mount Barker Tennis Club: $5,000 to build an undercover area
    • Yankalilla Hockey Club: $4,000 to install solar panels
    • Parawa Progress Association: $2,637 to install air-conditioning
    • Nairne Oval Committee: $10,000 for upgrades to oval and clubroom facilities
    • Anglican Church Victor Harbor: $3,960 for two air conditioners in their community hall
    • Stirling Community Theatre: $8,000 to upgrade stage lighting, sound, and communications equipment
    • Advance Kingscote Progress Association: $8,500 to create an Art Trail around the hub of Kingscote

    “I strongly encourage interested organisations to contact my office regarding projects important to them and our community. Grants from $2,500 up to $20,000 are available to cover up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs, or up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs for local governing bodies,” Senator McLachlan said.

      Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the Government was continuing to back regional Australia.

      “Through the Stronger Communities Programme, our investments support local jobs, grow local economies and deliver lasting infrastructure and much-needed equipment,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

      “We are providing $22.7 million under Round 7 to deliver investment in regional areas, support jobs to drive our economic recovery, and ensure our regions remain great places to live and visit.

      “Our Government is continuing to back regional and remote communities, providing opportunities for them to get ahead and prosper into the future.”

      Through the Stronger Communities Program, the Government has provided more than $135 million for projects for community-building and job-creating projects across Australia.

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