The Federal Government has approved funding of $1,778,296 towards District Council of Grant projects as part of the $1.5 billion Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, which is supporting local jobs, businesses and boosting the economy.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said getting shovels in the ground on local construction projects is important for maintaining jobs and economic growth, particularly as we deal with the economic crisis created by the coronavirus.

“I am pleased that the Federal Government has under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program provided funding for the District Council of Grant to deliver these projects for communities across the Council area.”

“Every single project we support makes a huge difference to our local community, that is why we have moved quickly to approve this stimulus funding.”

“Partnering with the District Council of Grant to ensure we deliver these projects for local communities will also support jobs in the midst of a pandemic.“

“I’m looking forward to receiving the Council’s list of phase 3 projects noting that the Federal Government has provided a further $846,900 to the District Council of Grant for additional economic stimulus under that phase.“ Mr Pasin said.

District Council of Grant Mayor Richard Sage said the District Council of Grant and its Community are very excited with the funding and the opportunities this has given them.

“Council have considered projects in Round 1 that has allowed upgrades at Tarpeena Oval for community safety, Yahl has seen a new playground, gazebo and barbeque plus new toilet facilities next to the Community Hall which will give residents a new place to bring their children to play and come together.” Mr Sage said.

“Pelican Point has a new gazebo, tables and chairs on the foreshore for all to enjoy, locals and visitors. Shared path at Tollner Road along with the commencement of a Community Hall/Gathering space for Donovans township.”

“Phase 2 and Phase 3 will also rollout much more needed infrastructure and facilities for Council and residents. Using local contractors has meant that the money is staying local and stimulating our local economy.”

“Thankyou to our local Federal Member Mr Tony Pasin for his advocacy and the Federal Government Stimulus Packages, local business and our community are being supported through these uncertain times.” Mr Sage said.

More information on the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program is available at



The Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program funding will enable District Council of Grant to complete the following projects:

Phase 1

Tarpeena Oval, Emergency Management Preparedness            $27,000

Hercules Street – Foreshore Amenity                                              $40,000

Yahl Community Playground                                                            $60,000

Pelican Point Road                                                                              $22,000

Donovan Community Hall                                                                 $100,000

Tollner Road to Crafter Road – Shared Path                                 $110,500

Total Phase 1                                                                                 $359,500


Phase 2

Kongorong Sportsmen’s Club light towers                                          $35,000

Tarpeena Community Hall Flooring repair and floor coverings     $15,000

Donovans Landing Public Toilet Replacement                                   $100,000

Port MacDonnell and Foreshore Access                                               $50,000

Fire Prevention Initiatives                                                                       $50,000

Nene Valley Disability Accessible Barbeque Project                          $25,046

Shared path from Tollner Road to Cafpirco Road Compton            $232,900

Total Phase 2                                                                                       $507,946


Phase 3

Projects to be determined (Construction 1 January 2022 to 30 June 202)

Total Phase 3                                                                                       $846,900


TOTAL   (Phase 1, 2 & 3)                                                                  $1,778,296