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RIVER COMMUNITIES TO SHARE IN GRANT FUNDING

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Riverland communities can now apply for a share of $34 million in grants to stimulate job growth and boost economic development under the third round of the Economic Development Program (EDP).

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt, said the third round of the EDP that is now open is about putting people, jobs and communities at the heart of the Basin Plan.

Local MP, Tony Pasin backed the program saying “In the previous round of the program, there were nine successful projects across Barker's Murray Darling Basin Communities who shared $3.8 million to diversify economies, create jobs and build stronger communities.”

Some of the projects funded have included establishing ecotourism trails, agri-tourism as well as aerodrome developments.

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