Liberal State Government announce first State Budget

The Liberal State Government have announced the State Budget, sending $773 million to regional Australia, of which the Fleurieu will receive funding for a number of important projects.

On Tuesday, September 4, the Marshal Liberal State Government announced their first State Budget, promising to deliver funds to a number of projects including up to $1 million for the Torrens St and Crozier Rd in Victor Harbor roundabout. 

Announced: David Basham has welcomed the first Liberal State Government Budget which was announced on Tuesday, September 4.

Announced: David Basham has welcomed the first Liberal State Government Budget which was announced on Tuesday, September 4.

Member for Finniss, David Basham said funding will be delivered in the current financial year, much earlier than initially anticipated.

“I’m delighted to have brought this funding forward. It wouldn’t be possible without a State Government which understands our regional communities are just as important as those in Adelaide.

The State Government also announced funding for the following projects:

With this State Budget, the Marshall Liberal Government is delivering on its election commitments, fixing Labor’s mess.

Member for Finniss David Basham
  • Grants for the Port Elliot and Chiton Rocks surf life saving clubs to purchase shark-spotting drones;
  • $5m across South Australia for Country Fire Service station upgrades;
  • $9.5 million for dedicated aerial firefighting;
  • $2.9m to develop and implement a rural health workforce strategy;
  • $14 million per annum over 10 years to address the backlog in regional hospital maintenance;
  • $10 million for regional mobile black spots;
  • Over $315 million across the forward estimates for the new $750 million Regional Roads and Infrastructure Fund;
  • $20.9 million over four years for the Literacy Guarantee program, including support for parent workshops in Victor Harbor; and
  • $100,000 for a feasibility study into an Adelaide-Melbourne cycling trail, incorporating significant areas of Finniss.

“With this State Budget, the Marshall Liberal Government is delivering on its election commitments, fixing Labor’s mess and securing a stronger future for South Australia,” Mr. Basham said.