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RDAF Round 3 Success for Key Projects in the Yorke & Mid North

The Yorke and Mid North region has received $487,500 for two community projects from Round 3 of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF).

The Yorke and Mid North region has received $487,500 for two community projects from Round 3 of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF).

Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council was successful in receiving $410,300 for the Rattler Trail Development project. This project will see the upgrade of the walking and cycle trail which was damaged in the extensive floods of 2010. The Rattler Trail runs for 19km from Riverton to Auburn and requires an extensive upgrade of the trail surface to make it safe and suitable for walkers and cyclists. Its development also provides the opportunity to link three significant cycling trails through three scenic districts – the Barossa, Gilbert and Clare Valleys.

Regional Council of Goyder was also awarded $77,200 for the Hallett Tourism Precinct Development project to transform the disused Country Fire Service site in the centre of the  Hallett township into a community and tourist area including a picnic and shelter area, amenities and landscaping.

“On behalf of the board and staff of Regional Development Australia – Yorke and  Mid North, we congratulate the applicants of both successful projects.  The Board is extremely pleased to see such worthy community projects receive funding from RDAF round three and we look forward to positive results for applicants from the Yorke and Mid North when round four funding is announced.” Kay Matthias, Chair of the Board of Regional Development Australia – Yorke and Mid North.

Round Four of the RDAF, worth a total of $175 million, is expected to be announced in July 2013. Yorke and Mid North has three (3) applications under consideration in round four, being for the Walk the Yorke recreational trail, Port Pirie CBD upgrade and Burra Heritage Precinct. We still await guidelines and criteria for round five of the RDAF.

The Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) supports capital infrastructure projects which are identified as priorities by local communities in Regional Australia. The program is administered by the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport in conjunction with Regional Development Australia bodies around Australia.

More information on RDAF can be found at www.regional.gov.au/regional/programs/rdaf.aspx

Media Contact:

Kay Matthias
Chair, RDAYMN
Mobile 0427 430 243
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Kelly-Anne Saffin
CEO, RDAYMN
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Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North

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