Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Tatiara District Council received $1 million towards projects to boost the economy, social and community needs through the Morrison Government’s Drought Communities Program.

“The Council projects are stimulating local community spending; using local resources, business and suppliers; and providing long-lasting benefits to communities and the agricultural industries on which they depend.” Mr Pasin said.

Last month the Padthaway community celebrated the official opening of the redevelopment of the Padthaway Football Club & Community Changeroom Facilities.

“Across Barker and across the nation our Government is supporting grassroots sporting clubs upgrade infrastructure because we recognise the wider health, social and community benefits that come from greater activity and participating in sport,” Mr Pasin said.

“I congratulate the Padthaway Football and Netball Club on finalising this fantastic project.”

Padthaway Football Club President Mic Grady said “The Padthaway Community would like to thank the federal Government for their support, without the funding provided our project would have never got off the ground.”

“This awesome facility has provided our town with new changerooms for our football club, new restrooms and disabled facilities for the town hall and changerooms for the netball club.” Mr Grady said.

“The Padthaway Football, Netball and Hall committees are extremely gratefully for the continuing faith and support Tony and the Federal Government have in Padthaway and Rural Australia.” Mr Grady said.

This project received $280,000 in funding from the Australian Government under the Morrison Government’s Drought Communities Program.