$4m awarded for community projects in South Australia

The District Council of Kimba in South Australia has been named as one of the recipients of some $4 million for projects through new National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Community Benefit Programme grants.

A total of 45 projects were awarded funding under the program.

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said: "There is a great diversity in both the recipients and the types of projects that are being awarded funding.

"These communities, currently being consulted about hosting a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility, were invited to submit applications for projects that will deliver social and economic benefits to their area.

"Beneficiaries include local sporting clubs, community organisations, and projects focused on everything from tourism to health, agriculture and mobile phone coverage."

Each application was assessed by AusIndustry and received feedback from local Consultative Committees. The applications were assessed on criteria including the applicant's capacity and capability to carry out the project, the benefit to the community, and the value for money offered.

A full list and details of the projects are available at the bottom of this web page.