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24 Dec 2021

Mayo recreation facilities receive $480,000 boost | Media release

Senator for South Australia Andrew McLachlan CSC

Coastal amenities, boating facilities and campgrounds on the Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island have received a $480,000 boost ahead of Christmas, to encourage South Australians to get out and enjoy the natural environment and boost regional economies.

As part of the Federal Government’s $20 million Recreational Fishing and Camping Facilities Program, $1.709 million has been awarded to 17 projects across South Australia, including four in Mayo.

Senator for South Australia Andrew McLachlan CSC said the Fishing, Boating and Camping Facilities Grant Fund was developed to support local councils through financial assistance to deliver new or renewed infrastructure directly related to recreational fishing, boating and camping.

“The Federal Government has committed $480,211 to four worthy projects in Mayo, and I can’t wait to see locals and tourists alike enjoying these new facilities,” Senator McLachlan said.

Local projects to share in $480,211 funding are:

  • District Council of Yankalilla - the upgrade of the Cape Jervis boat ramp and pontoon ($140,000)
  • Kangaroo Island Council - installing a toilet block at the Emu Bay campground ($70,000
  • City of Victor Harbor - construction and installation of twelve new channel markers and bases for the Encounter Bay Channel ($200,000) and
  • City of Victor Harbor - installation of a toilet facility at the Bluff Boat Ramp ($70,211).

“This funding program will provide welcome financial support to our local councils to improve these important community facilities, which are particularly popular at this time of the year,” Senator McLachlan said.

“There is a strong need for each of these projects to be delivered to cater for both locals and tourists and I am pleased that the Federal Government is continuing its commitment to invest in infrastructure projects across Mayo.”

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