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.