The Loxton Sports Centre will receive Federal Government funding of $4,527,879 towards the construction costs of the new community and sporting facilities in Loxton, Member for Barker Tony Pasin announced today.

The application for the ‘Fitness for Horticulture Recreation Facilities’ project made by the District Council of Loxton Waikerie is about removing the barriers to growth in the export horticulture industry and from this help grow the Australian economy.

Mr Pasin explained that through providing a welcoming community in Loxton, with the infrastructure needed for families, the project aims to attract and retaining workers to stay and live in the Riverland.

“This project is about keeping the labour force here permanently and from this supporting growers to maximise profitability and ensure industry sustainability. It’s exciting news for the existing community but also aims to attract new residents too” Mr Pasin said.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said that through the fund the Australian Government would provide funding to deliver priority infrastructure projects throughout regional Australia.

“I aim to help build the kinds of regional communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to. Today’s announcement provides just the sort of boost that the Limestone Coast needs to achieve that goal.”

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the BBRF would deliver almost $500 million funding to enhance regional economic growth.

“The fund supports important projects nominated by local communities, which means regions are investing in their own future,” Mr Pasin said.

“The investment announced today focuses on strengthening communities in the region by improving their prospects for achieving economic growth by boosting productivity and employment opportunities.”

The physical scope of construction of buildings relating to this project includes:

  • Courts Building without Mezzanine Construction
  • Mezzanine Void Construction including suspended slab, upper viewing area, lift and stairs.
  • Western Carpark
  • Outdoor Courts
  • Concrete Paving
  • Garden Areas

The Federal Government will contribute $4,527,879 to the $10,061,954 million project.

Minister Nash will announce the successful applicants for funding under the BBRF’s Community Investments Stream – for projects designed to support a range of local capability-building activities – in the coming months.

Under the BBRF, the Australian Government will provide almost $500 million over four years, from 2016-17, to foster economic growth in rural, regional, and remote communities.

More information about the Building Better Regions Fund is available at:


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