A $886,850 project to help ‘Energise Bowhill’ has been officially opened today at the Bowhill General Store.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin attended on behalf of the Federal Government who, through the Building Better Regions Fund, provided $339,287 to the project which will help boost employment and economic activity for the region.

The project has installed power lines underground to replace power lines overhanging the Bowhill Engineering site, as well as installing solar power systems at the Bowhill Community Centre and Bowhill General Store.

Mr Pasin said the project will provide an increase in local business capacity to deliver on major infrastructure projects as well as helping to lower businesses operating costs and improving the reliability and security of power supply, enabling business growth.

“The Building Better Regions Fund aims to create jobs, drive economic growth, and build stronger regional communities into the future,” Mr Pasin said.

“That’s exactly what this project will achieve. It’s an investment into the future success of Bowhill and the people who live and work here.”

“Economically successful regional communities are vibrant, healthy communities and that’s why our Government is investing in projects like this,” said Mr Pasin.

‘Energising Bowhill’ was part of a larger project which includes the relocation of a car park and a blast upgrade at Bowhill Engineering.

The South Australian State Government and Bowhill Engineering also contributed funding to the project, which has supported 26 jobs during construction and assisted with creating another 10 ongoing jobs.