Over $2 Million in Grant Funding Secured
Council has secured $2,045,450 in grant funding from the State Government’s Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Program for improved visitor accommodation at the Council-owned Jetty Caravan Park Normanville.
The project will deliver 23 higher quality cabins as a standalone component of a broader masterplan for the Normanville Foreshore.
Mayor Glen Rowlands said, “Unlike many infrastructure projects, tourism infrastructure has the added benefit of offering a return on investment.” “This project will have the effect of generating income to offset reliance on rate revenue to service loans and fund projects across the whole district, adding an element of ongoing sustainability to this $4,090,900 project, with Council contributing 50% and grant funding covering 50%.”
Cr. Simon Rothwell said, “It’s an exciting time for the District Council of Yankalilla on successfully achieving the largest grant in Council’s history, good planning achieves great outcomes.”
Cr. David Olsson said, “The injection of this significant stimulus funding by the State Government will enable our district to enhance capital improvement in the Caravan Park as part of the masterplan and stimulate local employment.”
The project will promote local materials and labour as a priority for its local economic recovery. It is anticipated that during the construction period 5 local jobs will be generated and 11 jobs more broadly through multiplier effects. Tourism is a labour-intensive industry, growth in its economic contribution produces more jobs per dollar than most other industries.
Cr. Leon Zarins said, “In these unusual and difficult circumstances I am pleased that we are able to obtain funding to further develop and promote our beautiful community.”
Cr. Peter O’Neil said, “The success of our grant funding application is a GAME CHANGER, I say watch this space”. “Yankalilla’s district financial fortunes are changing in $2million positive ways.”
Work continues on the Normanville Foreshore and Jetty Caravan Park Draft Masterplan which will be presented for consideration at the 20 April 2021 meeting of Council.
“Receiving the Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Program grant now brings the secured external funding to a total of $4,700,500 towards Masterplan projects and we eagerly await the results of other funding opportunities we have applied for”, said Mayor Glen Rowlands.
This consultation has concluded, you can view the Decision and Council Report and adopted Masterplan in the 'Outcome & Final Report' section on this page.