The small community of Tintinara have emerged as firm winners through the State Government’s Fund My Neighbourhood initiative, after three different projects were awarded $220,000 in funding.
Projects including a new interactive outdoor play space, the revitalisation of a popular swimming lake and a large mural for a Dukes Highway tourist centre have topped the community vote for the River, Lakes and Coorong region in the statewide initiative.
The successful projects include:
- Construction of a nature play space at the Tintinara sporting grounds – $144,150
- Lake Indawarra revitalisation project - $57,800
- New mural to revitalise Tintinara’s old Railway Station, now Heart of the Parks – $18,003
Over 4000 residents voted to decide the winners for the region.
Coorong District Mayor Neville Jaensch congratulated the successful recipients, saying they were all deserving projects.
“There were some great ideas put forward by the local community and a lot of hard work and thought went into these submissions,” he says.
“This was an initiative that really gave power to the people to be able to vote for the projects that they believed would best benefit their town, and clearly, these three were standouts.”
Mayor Jaensch says that the projects will help revitalise the town by rejuvenating and value-adding to existing spaces, and in the case of the outdoor play space, making use of under-utilised land at the Tintinara sporting ground.
“I’m delighted to hear that Heart of the Parks will be getting a new mural and the region’s families will have access to an interactive nature play space, on par with any throughout South Australia,” he says.
“Not only will these projects help revitalise the town of Tintinara, but also deliver flow-on tourism benefits to the region at large, by encouraging visitors and travellers to stop and see what else the Coorong region has to offer.”