Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has joined the Waikerie Football Club, State MP Tim Whetstone and Loxton Waikerie Mayor Trevor Norton to celebrate the beginning of construction on the new Waikerie Riverfront Community Hub.

The $4.6 million project received $1.5 million dollars in funding from the former Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund in 2021 and Mr Pasin said it was fantastic to see the project under way.

“This facility adds to the already significant sporting offering in Riverland going above and beyond a simple upgrade to the 1977 footy clubrooms. The multi-million dollar, mulit-use facility will be a fantastic asset for generations to come, not just for the Magpies but the entire Riverland community,” Mr Pasin said.

The project includes:


  • Seating in the football club area
  • Seating in outdoor area (facing river)
  • Seating in the function area
  • Terraced seating / viewing to the main oval
  • Commercial kitchen and bar facilities to service internal and external (river-side) patrons
  • Toilet facilities
  • Internal views of both oval and the riverfront
  • Substantial wall and display space for football club and wider sporting community memorabilia
  • Storage space for sporting equipment and function area
  • New & improved ‘steak hut’ facility

The project is expected to generate millions of dollars in economic benefit during construction and beyond, not just for the Loxton Waikerie district but the wider Riverland region.

“It’s fantastic example of how the former Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund is continuing to deliver for regional communities. By backing in local projects like this, the former Coalition Government has delivered for the local economy and now and into the future,” Mr Pasin said.

“It’s also a fantastic example of local representatives advocating for the local community and working together to fund important projects like this. To have such strong support from all three tiers of Government is a recipe for success,” Mr Pasin said.

The $4.6 million project has been funded with $1.5 million from the former Coalition Federal Government, $1.5 million from the former Liberal State Government and $1 million interest free loan plus an additional $600,000 from the Loxton Waikerie Council.

“It’s all contributing to making the Riverland an even better place to live, work and raise a family,” Mr Pasin said.


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