More road and community infrastructure projects will be rolled out across Barker, thanks to a further $500 million in Federal Government funding for the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program.

The Morrison Government is continuing to deliver for local communities through the 2022-23 Budget.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said local councils would directly benefit from the funding boost.

“Councils in Barker will share an additional $8,886,531 via the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.” Mr Pasin said.

“This additional funding brings the total Commonwealth Government commitment to the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program in Barker to more than $46.2 million.” Mr Pasin said.

“This funding injection has meant local Council could prioritise works on local roads, bike paths, community halls, playgrounds, parks, sports facilities without burdening local rate payers.” Mr Pasin said.

“This highly successful program has supported countless of jobs and hundreds of individual projects across Barker.” Mr Pasin said.

“I am so pleased that Federal Government funding can support worthwhile projects like the new Frances Town Centre, repairs to the Bordertown Football Club Grandstand, the Barossa United Football Club redevelopment, revitalisation of Berri’s Colin Jennings Apex Park, the Penola to Coonawarra Rail Trail, sealing of the Anlaby Road, Robe town entrance signage, Pinnaroo Pool upgrades and the installation of solar lighting at Maria Creek in Kingston to name just a few of the Important projects undertaken.” Mr Pasin said.

“I know how important these developments and upgrades are for local communities because I recognise the social and community benefits that come from improving community facilities.”

“It’s also great to see Councils use local businesses and workforces to deliver their projects, meaning these funds continue to flow around our local economy to hard-working members of it and their families.” Mr Pasin said.

“These local projects have been delivered through the toughest times and I’m thrilled to be putting even more funding into this Program so we can do even more,” Mr Pasin said.

Councils will be able to access funding through the LRCI Phase 3 extension from July 2023.

For more information on the LRCI Program, visit

Councils in Barker will receive the following payment through the Phase 3 extension of the LRCi Program:

Council Phase 1   Phase 2   Phase 3 Phase 3 Extension TOTAL LRCI FUNDING  
City of Mount
486,995   1,041,637   973,990 486,995 2,989,617  
District Council of
423,450   507,946   846,900 423,450 2,201,746  
District Council of
191,267   165,627   382,534 191,267 930,695  
Kingston District
340,359   289,232   680,718 340,359 1,650,668  
Naracoorte Lucindale
573,718   607,363   1,147,436 573,718 2,902,235  
Wattle Range
629,298   736,052   1,258,596 629,298 3,253,244  
Coorong District
751,813   643,920   1,503,626 751,813 3,651,172  
Mid Murray Council 745,746   736,216   1,491,492 745,746 3,719,200  
Southern Mallee
District Council
489,276   380,861   978,552 489,276 2,337,965  
Tatiara District Council 648,849   611,737   1,297,698 648,849 3,207,133  
District Council of
Karoonda East
427,543   314,128   855,086 427,543 2,024,300  
The Rural City of
Murray Bridge
571,938   972,614   1,143,876 571,938 3,260,366  
District Council of Loxton Waikerie 825,615   859,096   1,651,230 825,615 4,161,556  
Gerard Reserve
Council Inc
102,392   74,176   204,874 102,392 483,744  
Renmark Paringa Council 307,491   465,418   614,982 307,491 1,695,382  
The Berri Barmera
299,755   484,839   599,510 299,755 1,683,859  
The Barossa Council 565,108   1,034,462   1,130,216 565,108 3,294,894  
Light Regional Council 505,918   741,018   1,011,836 505,918 2,764,690  
TOTAL BARKER 8,886,531   10,666,342   17,773,152 8,886,531 46,212,556