Grant funding set to improve road safety

The Coorong and Kingston councils have welcomed more than $1.5m as part of the Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Program.

The $900,000 grant for the Coorong District Council will see 13 high risk intersections upgraded, while the Kingston District Council will receive $662,000 to assist with building its planned new tourism destination through the Kingston Beacon Project Member for MacKillop Nick McBride was thrilled with the announcements within his electorate.

“I am pleased the Coorong District Council and the Kingston District Council have been successful in the applications for funding through the Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Program,” he said. “This is a great result for the region. “The $900,000 grant for the Coorong District Council will see 13 high risk intersections upgraded.

“Seven of these intersections are in the MacKillop Electorate and include the Dukes Highway/Carcuma Road and the Dukes Highway/Heinrich Road intersections. “Upgrading these intersections will ensure that B-doubles can safely transport stock to the Iranda Beef feedlot, improving its ability to operate at capacity.

“Investment in our road infrastructure is key to connecting our regions, ensuring that goods and services can be transported between major centres as quickly and safely as possible.”

Mr McBride was also enthusiastic about the Kingston Beacon Project. “This is an exciting development that will re-invigorate the historic Cape Jaffa Lighthouse site,” he said. “The new visitor reception and interpretive centre will bring more tourists to the region, enable them to discover our maritime history and encourage them to stay longer and explore our beautiful Limestone Coast.

“This investment in our region will support local jobs, which will, in turn help grow our regional economy. “I am looking forward to seeing the works completed.”

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