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Good news has come in three this month with announcements that Council will receive $847,000 in grant funding for three of our major projects.
The funding announcements are a result of Council getting projects to a ‘Spade Ready’ status. These three projects have been many years in the making and it is exciting to see their progress to this point.
Grant Funding for Yankalilla Library
On 12 October 2020 Council received official notification from Federal Member for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie of $250,000 Federal Funding received towards the fit-out of the new purpose built Yankalilla Library.
The new library will have improved mobility access, more engaging, multi-use spaces and will be fitted out with upgraded technology.
The area currently being used for the temporary library will be returned to a youth space.
Rebekha said “Yankalilla is a small town on the Fleurieu coast but its size belies a strong, vibrant and inclusive community”.
Read the full Media Release
This is exciting news for the Yankalilla community as Council progresses towards the tender phase for the construction of the new Library.
Administration has commenced investigations into a lesser sized building that fits within the remaining allocated budget of $883,500 for the building component
A full report, showing concept designs, was presented to Council on 20 October 2020, view the full report in the agenda.
Grant Funding for Rapid Bay Bridge
On 6 October 2020 Council received notification of successfully receiving $297,000 (50% funding) for the Rapid Bay Bridge from the Federal Government.
Grant Funding for the sealing of Forktree Road
Council has now been notified of its success in the Special Local Roads Program funding of $300,000. The 2020/21 Annual Business Plan and Budget allocated $150,000 towards the project, subject to receipt of $300,000 grant funding, which now allows the project to proceed in 2021.
At this stage it is estimated that the multi-year project breakdown of costs between Council and expected grant funding from Special Local Roads Program (SLRP) is as follows:
|1 (2020/21)||$ 450,000||$ 150,000||$ 300,000|
|2 (2021/22)||$ 1,450,000||$ 483,333||$ 966,667|
|Total||$ 1,900,000||$ 633,333||$ 1,266,667|