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Works start on 37 local SA stimulus projects

Construction has begun on the first of 37 local community projects funded by the South Australian Government’s $65.5 million stimulus package.

The stimulus package aims to support local jobs and businesses and deliver more open spaces for the community.

The $1 million Wigley Reserve upgrade will see construction of a new play space and fitness hub that will cater to children, adults and families.

Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Minister Stephan Knoll said building 37 local projects across the South Australia is part of the SA Government’s plan to support local jobs, businesses and keep its economy strong.

“We are delivering $1 billion in economic stimulus to keep as many South Australians in a job as possible and support local businesses during this unprecedented global pandemic,” he said.

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“The 37 local community projects are exactly the kind of infrastructure upgrades that are labour intensive and delivered by local businesses.

“This upgrade is already underway, and we will continue to work with councils, who deliver these projects, to fasttrack them where possible and support local jobs.”

Knoll said the Wigley Reserve upgrade will be another drawcard for children and families down at Glenelg.

“It will involve fun activities for children including log to climb on, an in-ground carousel, a tunnel slide and Viking swing,” he said.

“While the kids are playing, parents can enjoy the fitness hub that will have a 6-station mechanical gym, balance beam and parallel bars.”

Local Member for Morphett Stephen Patterson said the State Government’s $500,000 contribution for the playground and fitness hub expands the family friendly activities at Glenelg.

“The new adventure playground and fitness hub at Glenelg’s Wigley Reserve will encourage people of all ages to get outdoors and enjoy one Glenelg’s most beautiful open spaces with the Patawalonga as a backdrop,” Patterson said.

“The park is very accessible, with locals able to walk or ride along the coast park and will provide lasting health and fitness benefits to so many people in Glenelg and the surrounding suburbs.”

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