Sod-turning officially marks the start of construction on the Berri Riverside Holiday Park, Riverside Apartments Development.

Member for Barker, Tony Pasin said the Federal Government has committed a total of $3 million to help bring this project to fruition.

“This is an exciting day that marks the beginning of a new era for the Berri Riverside Holiday Park.”

“This project will construct twenty apartments next to an existing caravan park in Berri, South Australia.”

“I have worked closely with the Berri War Memorial Community Centre on this project and I’m so pleased to have secured this funding to bring this project to life.” Mr Pasin said.

“The Federal Government is continuing to deliver the services and infrastructure our communities deserve and I pride myself on being able to deliver projects that will make the Riverland an ever better place to live, work and raise a family.” Mr Pasin said.

“We are backing projects like this one so communities have the facilities for the future, while creating jobs to boost our economic recovery.” Mr Pasin said.

Berri War Memorial Community Centre Inc, established in 1947, is a not-for-profit volunteer organisation with a proud history of developments and achievements within the Berri Community.

Berri War Memorial Community Centre Chairperson Jim Rosenthal said they are extremely excited to finally start their Riverside Apartment project after three years in the planning stage.

“Our new development is predicted to attract 3,000 extra visitors to Berri and the Riverland adding approximately $1.9m per annum to the gross regional product of the Riverland. Investing in Tourism assets has enabled our Holiday Park and contributions to our Community Organizations and Sporting Bodies to continue to grow.” Mr Rosenthal said.

The Berri War Memorial Community Centre is extremely grateful for the Federal Government’s $3million commitment made up of $1million via the Murray–Darling Basin Economic Development Program and $2million via the Building Better Regions Fund.