Pirie council completes round one rural drought funding projects

Crystal Brook, Redhill, Koolunga and Wandearah residents will benefit from improved sporting, recreation and public amenity facilities as the Port Pirie Regional Council completes a number of rural projects.

Funded through round one of the federal government's Drought Communities Program, the projects aim to support drought affected regions by providing funding for local infrastructure projects.

Port Pirie Regional Council was awarded $1 million through round one of the program, with a further $1 million allocated earlier this year in round two.

The round one projects include:

  • New nature playground at Bowman Park, Crystal Brook.
  • Installation of shade sail over the toddler sandpit at the Adelaide Square playground, Crystal Brook.
  • Installation of a new double plate BBQ and shelter at the Crystal Brook Swimming Pool.
  • New men's shed in Crystal Brook.
  • New unisex three-bay toilet block at Jubilee Park, Crystal Brook.
  • Installation of a new telecommunications tower at Koolunga.
  • New five bay toilet block at the Koolunga Tennis and Bowls Club.
  • Extension to the existing function room at the Redhill Football and Netball Club (includes new toilets, bar and storage room).
  • Replacement of toilet block at side of the Wandearah Hall.

The projects from round one have all either been completed or are nearing completion.

Council will provide updates on projects funded through round two of the Drought Communities Program, which are expected to be completed by December 30, 2020.