Regional South Australia contributes around $29b to the state’s economy, more than one quarter of total GSP.
Regional communities make up 29% of the state’s total population.
This budget includes an additional $875.7m in new measures over the forward estimates supporting regions. Together with the $1.6b in new measures in last year’s budget, this brings the total new measures funded to $2.5b over the last two years.
|$786m||INVESTMENT IN REGIONAL ROADS OVER THE NEXT 4 YEARS|
|$120m||INVESTMENT IN REGIONAL EDUCATION FACILITIES OVER THE NEXT 4 YEARS|
LOCAL GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (LGIPP)
Across the state, $106.9m in grants have been approved for local councils towards the delivery of community infrastructure projects. $57m has been provided to 40 regional councils supporting projects with a total value of around $145m.
FRUIT FLY AND NATIONAL ERADICATION RESPONSES
$34.5m FROM 2020-21 TO 2022-23
Significant fruit fly response activities following outbreaks in metropolitan Adelaide and the Riverland.
MOBILISATION OF SEASONAL AND REGIONAL WORKFORCE
$8.3m OVER 2020-21 AND 2021-22
Initiatives to address labour shortages facing regional employers in key sectors, resulting from restrictions on foreign workers imposed due to COVID-19. Includes the establishment of a temporary seasonal worker’s regional quarantine facility in Paringa.
SUSTAINABILITY PAYMENT FOR COUNTRY BUS SERVICES
$4.2m IN 2021-22
Assistance to country bus operators, supporting those impacted during COVID-19 restrictions and ensuring core public transport links across regional South Australia continue to be accessible to regional communities.
DROUGHT SUPPORT MEASURES
$2.2m OVER 3 YEARS
Continuation of the rural financial counselling and family and business support mentors programs supporting the development of more prepared and resilient individuals and communities.
AGTECH ADOPTION PROGRAM
$1.3m PER ANNUM
Increase the take-up of technology by primary producers to drive efficiency improvements in the industry.
PRIMARY PRODUCER ENGAGEMENT
$1m OVER 2021-22 AND 2022-23
Assistance to the peak agriculture representative body, Primary Producers South Australia, to provide comprehensive advice to the state government on primary industry matters.
$60m to undertake further work on the Heysen Tunnels bringing the total project to $75m.
$8.6m Mount Barker Hospital new Emergency Department.
$7.3m towards $33.7m Mount Barker Regional Aquatic and Leisure Centre (LGIPP).
$727 000 towards sustainable water management in the Adelaide Hills (LGIPP).
$530 000 National Motor Museum main pavilion air-conditioning upgrade.
$36m to refurbish the old Murray Bridge.
$5m towards the Murray Bridge to South East links business case.
$1.5m contribution to the $3m Waikerie Riverfront Community Hub project (LGIPP).
$1.5m towards the $3.1m Mid Murray Murraylands Road upgrade (LGIPP).
$1m towards the Renmark town wharf upgrade (LGIPP).
$900 000 towards the Coorong District Council - high risk intersection upgrades (LGIPP).*
$850 000 towards the Lameroo pool rejuvenation project (LGIPP).
$540 000 towards the Swanport Road recycled water pipeline project (LGIPP).
$361 000 towards the Barmera multisport changeroom and oval lighting improvements (LGIPP).*
$300 000 towards the Knights Well Road upgrade project (LGIPP).
$202m to construct a bypass of the Truro township and upgrades to Accommodation Hill on the Sturt Highway.
$6m to complete the detailed business case and acquire land and commence early works on the development of a new public hospital in the Barossa Valley.
$2.4m grant towards rural road sealing program Light Regional Council (LGIPP).
$2.3m towards rural road sealing – freight and tourism Adelaide Plains Council (LGIPP).
$900 000 towards the Karbeethan Reserve redevelopment Evanston Gardens (LGIPP).
$817 000 towards the Talunga Park caravan park and tourism facility upgrade (LGIPP).
$850 000 towards the $5m Mount Gambier and District saleyards transformation (LGIPP).*
$800 000 towards $1.6m Mount Gambier cycle path and extension and solar light installation (LGIPP).
$662 000 towards $2.65m Kingston Beacon visitor centre project at Cape Jaffa lighthouse (LGIPP).*
$180m additional funding to complete the next stage of the Augusta Highway Nantawarra to Lochiel, total project $260m.
$2.6m towards the upgrade of regional commodity and freight roads across the Yorke Peninsula (LGIPP).
$2.2m towards the $4.6m Moonta Bay Road upgrade project (LGIPP).
$2.1m towards the $8.6m Burra Cultural and Events Centre (LGIPP).*
$1.6m towards the $3.2m Balaklava pool project (LGIPP).*
$760 000 towards improving disability access to community infrastructure and facilities in Port Pirie (LGIPP).
$638 000 towards the community area access seal program in the Northern Areas Council (LGIPP).
$543 000 towards the Auburn, Stockport and Riverton stormwater project (LGIPP).
$329 000 towards the rail trail extension from Booleroo Centre to Stone Hut (LGIPP).
$40m Kangaroo Island Road upgrades.
$31m in 2021-22 towards the $560m Fleurieu Connections Improvement Package improving road safety and traffic flows incorporating Main South Road and Victor Harbor Road.
$11.9m additional funding for the $43m Granite Island causeway refurbishment.
$3.9m towards the Strathalbyn Town Centre Revitalisation (LGIPP).
$3.3m towards the Victor Harbor town centre revitalisation (LGIPP).
$3m replacement of existing learning areas at Eastern Fleurieu R-12 School Langhorne Creek campus.
$2m towards new Normanville visitor accommodation cabins (LGIPP).
$80m additional funding for the $215m Strzelecki track sealing project.
$15.7m to improve facilities at the Fregon Anangu School.
$1m towards $2m Port Augusta, Ryan Mitchell Swim Centre rejuvenation (LGIPP).
$900 000 for a feasibility study into options to expand water supplies to northern South Australia.
$572 000 towards the streetscaping in Hawker and Quorn (LGIPP).
$626 000 towards the Roxby Pump Track cycle and scooter facility (LGIPP).
$3.6m towards $7.3m Port Lincoln foreshore redevelopment project (LGIPP).
$2m for the relocation of the Elliston RSL Memorial Children’s Centre to the Elliston Area School.
$1.7m towards the Tumby Bay Graham Smelt causeway culvert upgrade (LGIPP).
$2.1m towards the Cuttlefish Coast Sanctuary tourism and conservation project (LGIPP).
$1.3m towards the construction of a new open space recreation area and playspace in Cleve (LGIPP).
$942 000 to further support the transformation of the Whyalla Steelworks.
$918 000 towards upgrade sections of the Flinders Highway Lower Eyre Peninsula (LGIPP).
$861 000 towards Elliston stormwater infrastructure and Samphire Flat wetland upgrade (LGIPP).
$392 000 towards Streaky Bay western transit loop development (LGIPP).*
$258 000 towards the Ceduna council-wide public amenities improvement project (LGIPP).*
$115 000 towards independent and affordable aged accommodation in Kimba (LGIPP).
* Projects contingent upon receipt of Commonwealth funding support.