The Victor Harbor community is set to benefit from funding under Round 3 of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.
Through the fund, the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor will receive $34,905 to construct a new viewing deck at Kings Beach and the City of Victor Harbor will benefit from $20,000 to develop a Fleurieu Cruise Ship and Boating Tourism Study.
Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said investment in local projects would grow the economy and ensure a strong future for regional Australian areas.
“It is projects such as these that make our regional communities even better places to live and work, and I’m excited to see the positive difference this funding will make to the community.”
City of Victor Harbor Chief Executive Officer, Victoria MacKirdy said it was great news that both the City of Victor Harbor and the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor have been successful in receiving funding support through the Federal Government’s Building Better Region’s Fund.
“The funding will enable Council to commence an important strategic and business planning process for the development of boating infrastructure that supports cruise ships in Victor Harbor," she said.
"The aim of the planning is to make sure we are investment ready and in a position to leverage significant grant funding for future infrastructure. This is a crucial step that will help both Victor Harbor and the Fleurieu region tap into South Australia’s burgeoning cruise ship market.
“We are also excited to see the Rotary Club’s success within the grants program. The club has been working with Council on this proposal for some time to provide a high standard facility in this prime location. The viewing platform will be valuable to residents and visitors to the area providing an accessible and attractive viewing area."
The Goolwa community is also set to benefit, with Alexandrina Council being on the receiving end of a $25,000 Building Better Regions grant to develop an Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Strategy in coordination with the Ngarrindjeri people.