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GSC gets another $1 mil

GSC gets another $1 mil

Council gets approval for Stage 2 of the Drought Communities Program

An additional $1 million dollars is going to the Gannawarra Shire Council as part of the Federal Government's Drought Communities Program.

During 2020, council expects to roll out a number of initiatives, activities, events and infrastructure projects.

A further 22 projects and 9 events are set to benefit as a result of the additional funding.

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Council was eligible to apply for $2 million in funding after the Federal Government classified Gannawarra Shire as a drought-declared municipality in September 2019.

Council announced in December 2019 the list of projects that would be supported by $1 million of funding, known as Stage 1, with these projects to be completed by 30 June 2020.

An announcement of projects that will be supported by a further $1 million of funding, known as Stage 2, was made in May 2020, with these projects needing to be completed by 31 December 2020.

Some of the projects to benefit from Stage 2 include;


. Benjeroop Hall/Museum extension


. Installation of 15-amp power outlets at various locations for food vendors and events
. Event on Gunbower Creek
. Events support


. Permanent dance floor/games space at Atkinson Park
. Installation of 15-amp power outlets throughout Atkinson Park
. Purchase of kayak launching facilities and fishing platforms


. Koondrook RSL clubrooms accessibility improvements
. Koondrook Recreation Reserve Pavilion upgrade


. Lake Charm Hall roof and spouting renewal works
. Installation of shade sails over exercise pod


. Toilet upgrades


. Installation of solar panels on Lalbert Community Complex roof
. Lalbert Cemetery grave identification signage


. Leitchville Swimming Pool lighting improvements
. Installation of historical plaques throughout Leitchville
. Powered sites at RV Park


. Installation of solar panels at Murrabit Market Office
. Installation of solar panels at Murrabit Recreation Reserve complex
. Miss Keats Park upgrade


. Quambatook Memorial Hall revitalisation
. Quambatook Caravan Lark refurbishment

A full list of projects is available here

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