Member for Barker Tony Pasin has announced that the Coorong District Council has been formally approved for $1 million worth of projects to boost the economy, social and community needs through the Morrison Government’s Drought Communities Program.

The Council will undertake projects to deliver community facility and infrastructure developments and upgrades throughout the council area including:

  • Peake netball courts – relocation of existing playground and shelter, extending mesh fencing and applying new surface coating and line marking to courts area;
  • Tintinara football clubroom and netball courts – renovation of clubrooms amenities and resurfacing of the existing courts
  • Coonalpyn swimming pool – upgrades to the swimming and wading pools including replacement of the inlet pipework, new pool liner, retiling, new balancing tanks, fencing, lighting, wind screens and seating;
  • Town Hall upgrades – repairs and maintenance to community halls and play spaces in the townships of Sherlock, Narrung, Coonalpyn and Peake;
  • Wadmore House Precinct redevelopment – minor renovations to the main building and surrounds including upgrades to power and water supply; and
  • Tintinara golf club course – installation of a submersible pump on the new bore.

Mr Pasin said eleven councils across Barker were eligible for $1 million dollars to undertake projects to deliver outcomes for communities in drought.

“While each of these councils are in various stages from planning to completion, I’m extremely proud that I can point to projects that are making a real, direct difference to residents experiencing drought in communities across Barker,” Mr Pasin said. 

“I’m seeing projects roll out that are increasing local employment, stimulating local economies, and improving services and amenities for our regions.”

“While we can’t make it rain, our Government is supporting our communities in drought. We’re backing in our farmers, and we will always stand up and support our drought-affected communities,” Mr Pasin said.

The Drought Communities Program supports communities in the most drought-affected regions of Australia and builds on more than $7 billion of Liberal and Nationals Government drought support measures.

Funding is available to eligible councils for local infrastructure projects and other drought-relief activities. Project funding is intended to provide short-term support, including by boosting local employment and procurement, and addressing social and community needs.

For information on the Government’s Drought Communities Program visit: