New visitor information display gets green light

The Cummins & District Enterprise Committee will receive $5,000 of council funding to build a new visitors information display. Photo: Adriana Salas
The Cummins & District Enterprise Committee will receive $5,000 of council funding to build a new visitors information display. Photo: Adriana Salas

The Cummins & District Enterprise Committee will receive $5,000 of council funding to build a new visitors information display.

The committee's Community Project Officer Adriana Salas said they hope to complete the display after years of delays.

"Due to renewed interest from local volunteers, and the recent increase in intra and interstate visitors in the last three years, the need for a centralised information area, accessible 24/7, is of significant importance to our town," she said.

"The VID will serve as a major information source for everything Cummins and the district have to offer, our history, and resources for visitors and locals."

FUNDING: The committee's plan of the visitor information display that can now go ahead after years of delays. Photo: The Cummins & District Enterprise Committee

FUNDING: The committee's plan of the visitor information display that can now go ahead after years of delays. Photo: The Cummins & District Enterprise Committee

$56,000 will be distributed across 11 community groups as part of latest round of Community Project Grants announced by the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula.

The following organisations will receive an allocated portion of the money to fund development or upgrading of community facilities.

Other community projects receiving grant money include:

- Cummins Bowling Club: $5,000 for a synthetic surface upgrade.

- Port Lincoln Pistol and Shooting Club: $6,627.56 for a disability access pathways.

- Cummins School Chaplaincy Group: $5,000 to upgrade the outdoor area for pre-schoolers.

- Tulka Progress Association: $5,000 to build a facility at the Tulka Reserve.

- Lower Eyre Coast Care Association: $13,990 for vegetation restoration and access management at Greenly Beach.

- Big Swamp Community Centre: $4,800 for a storage facility.

The following organisations were selected to receive a 2021/2022 Community Halls Support Program grant:

- North Shields Soldiers Memorial Hall: $5,000 to replace the front veranda.

- Edillilie Memorial Progress Association: $2,950 for hall repairs and maintenance.

- Coffin Bay Progress Association: $5,000 for hall ceiling and roof repairs.

- Coulta Memorial Hall Incorporated: $2,695 for two water tanks.

Cummins Mayor Jo-Anne Quigley congratulated all recipients.

"It was exciting to see a great variation of sporting, community and environmental organisations take the initiative and be proactive about improving their area," she said.