• Hannah Phillips

Destination Mid-Murray Connecting Communities

'Destination Mid-Murray' has become a hot topic for the South Australian region, following a $195,426 Australian Government technology grant to help deliver better outcomes for the community.

As one of 52 successful projects under Round One of the Government’s inaugural Smart Cities and Suburbs Program, the ‘Destination Mid-Murray’ project will install information kiosks in 11 towns in the region.

Project organisers hope it will benefit the community by improving access to Council services and providing increased opportunities to access government services, job finding and social connection services.

Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor joined with Member for Barker, Tony Pasin in congratulating the Mid-Murray Council along with application partners District Council of Loxton Waikerie, Regional Development Australia Murraylands & Riverland Inc, Cadell Community and Tourist Association, The Swan Reach Progress Association Corporated.

“A total of $28.5 million in Round One funding is being provided by the Australian Government for projects across Australia, with 40% of projects located in regional areas.” Assistant Minister Taylor said.

“This program is about delivering technology solutions to help fix practical problems in local communities. We are focused on delivering solutions across Australia, across our regions, suburbs and city centres.”

Mr Pasin welcomed the news and commended the council and partners for their innovation.

“Destination Mid Murray is a new, smart and innovative solution to improve the liveability of the Mid Murray Region.

"It will create dynamic, data-driven and multi-screen user experiences that will improve the delivery of Council services and access to public data to the Mid Murray community,” Mr Pasin said.

In addition to the Australian Government’s $195,426 contribution, Mid-Murray Council will contribute $338,854, District Council of Loxton Waikerie $10,000, Regional Development Australia Murraylands & Riverland Inc $5,000 to make the project a reality.

Image Source - Tony Pasin