The Federal Government has approved funding of $1,393,920 towards twelve Coorong District Council 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 so pleased that Federal Government funding can support these worthwhile projects for the Coorong region.”

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

The Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program funding will enable Coorong District Council to undertake twelve projects to deliver community facility and infrastructure developments and upgrades throughout the council area including:

  • Hill Street, Tailem Bend – upgrading unsealed roads $140,000;
  • Coorong Community Skate Park Precinct $200,000;
  • Lake Indawarra & Nature Trails Precinct $90,000;
  • Tailem Bend Netball Courts $115,000;
  • Coonalpyn Pool Buildings & Surrounds $95,000;
  • Final Murray Coorong Trail Stage 1 $110,000;
  • Tintinara Bowling Club – lighting $20,125;
  • Meningie Cheese Factory Museum Shed – shed expansion $18,335;
  • Peake Playground Upgrade $72,179;
  • Pine Park Tailem Bend – solar lights to improve safety and visibility $11,000;
  • Coonalpyn Recreation Precinct Project – improvements to community facilities $100,000, and
  • Road Upgrades – upgrading unsealed roads $422,281.

“We know how important these developments and upgrades are for our communities because we recognise the social and community benefits that come from increased activity as well as keeping our communities a safe place to live.” Mr Pasin said.

“We will work closely with the Coorong District Council to ensure local projects get underway and supporting jobs and businesses as soon as possible.” Mr Pasin said.

Coorong District Council Mayor said The Local Roads & Community Infrastructure program stimulus is welcomed by Coorong District Council and our community; the funding is making it possible for Council to carry out or assist community groups in delivering on-ground works for projects that may not have otherwise been possible.

“It is pleasing to be able to assist in creating employment opportunities for local businesses and contractors while also building community facilities and roads that will benefit our community as a whole for many years into the future.” Mr Simmons said.

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