Projects in Karoonda and Lameroo have been awarded funding through the Mallee South round of Fund My Idea.

The Karoonda Area School will receive $30,000 that will go towards its swimming pool redevelopment.  Disability access equipment will be purchased and installed and toilet and change room facilities for people living with a disability will be built.

An additional $20,000 will help establish a community garden in Lameroo through the Lameroo Regional Community School. It will feature two areas - a community produce garden and a bush tucker garden which will include indigenous plants, bushes and trees.

The Fund My Idea grants program coincides with each Country Cabinet meeting held around South Australia. It goes to projects which assist regional economic and social needs, and benefit the wider community. Up to $50,000 is available to each area that holds a meeting and projects are nominated and voted for by the local community.

Ten community-nominated projects were featured on the YourSAy website for public voting for the Mallee South.

The State Government’s response to issues raised during the Country Cabinet meeting in Mallee South was released in December 2016. The report is now available from the YourSAy website.