New community meeting place for Hallett
22 July 2016
Joint release with:
Mayor of Regional Council of Goyder
Federal Member for Grey
The Coalition Government has unveiled a new tourism and social precinct in Hallett, South Australia, providing a recreational space for the community and visitors to the region.
Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the new tourism precinct, would encourage more visitors and tourists to stop in Hallett, helping to generate economic benefits and local job opportunities.
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsay, who joined the Hallett community for the official opening, said the new space would deliver clear benefits for the region.
“The new amenities will assist in attracting new business and residents to the town and are a great addition to the adjacent pool and playground,” Mr Ramsay said.
“The precinct incorporates a bike wash-down facility, allowing cyclists on the nearby Mawson Trail a comfortable place to unwind and recharge.”
Mayor of Regional Council of Goyder Peter Mattey said works included the construction of picnic shelters with a BBQ, new toilets, paths, landscaping and a car park.
“Most importantly, we worked with Ngaduri Elder Pat Waria-Read and the Hallett community to design the picnic shelter artwork to reflect the Aboriginal and white settlement of the Hallett district,” Cr Mattey said.
“The project—an initiative of the Hallett Community and Sports Association—is a win for the local community, we are proud of our township and now have a great place to celebrate with family and friends.”
The Hallett Tourism Precinct Redevelopment project was jointly funded by the Australian Government providing $77,200, the Regional Council of Goyder contributing $67,842 and the Hallett Community and Sports Association investing $9,000.