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Peterborough Main Street Renewal grant a big win for RDA Yorke and Mid North

13 October 2016

RDA Yorke and Mid North (SA) has partnered with the District council of Peterborough to secure $348,000 for a Main Street Renewal Project.

The project to renew the main street of Peterborough aims to increase tourism and retail activities, generate employment opportunities and create new business investment for the region.

RDA Yorke and Mid North's Community Development Officer, Nicole Lewis, assisted the development of the project in successfully obtaining $200,000 and $148,000 grants from the South Australian Government through the Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback Futures Program and the Planning and Development Fund respectively.

“Improving the facilities and spaces of Peterborough's main street will increase the attractiveness of the town as a place to live, work and invest,” said South Australian Minister for Regional Development and Local Government, the Hon Geoff Brock MP.

“The Peterborough Main Street Renewal project aims to improve community infrastructure, the availability of services to residents and encourage tourism potential within the town.”

The renewal project will include undergrounding of power lines, developing outdoor dining areas,

restoring and painting building facades, and creating art and advertising displays for vacant shop fronts.

The project will create four jobs during construction and one ongoing position.

For more information, please visit the Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback Futures Program page, the Planning and Development Fund page, and the RDA Yorke and Mid North website.

The Hon Geoff Brock MP with RDA Yorke and Mid North Community Development Officer Nicole Lewis and Mayor of District Council of Peterborough Ruth Whittle.