The receipt of a $350,000 grant is a vital step toward implementing a project to replace staff housing in Yarralin, which is now uninhabitable and uneconomical to repair, with a new two-bedroom duplex.
Victoria Daly Regional Council has been awarded the grant funding through the Chief Minister's Local Government Priority Infrastructure Fund for the 2020- 21 financial year.
The project is also supported by councillors who have approved a significant co-contribution of $350,000 toward the housing.
Elected mayor of Victoria Daly Regional Council Brian Pedwell said Victoria Daly Regional Council was committed to upgrading old and beyond economical repair staff housing in the remote communities it services.
"We are extremely grateful for the funding received from the Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet in support of this project," Mr Pedwell said.
"The provision of suitable staff housing in remote communities is critical to the effective delivery of government-funded programs and services.
"Our ability to recruit and retain suitably qualified staff to lead these programs is greatly hindered due to a lack of housing in remote communities.
"This project will see the demolition of an uninhabitable house with two two-bedroom staff houses and will greatly assist council to provide suitable and secure staff housing in Yarralin."
The project is scheduled to commence in June 2021, with completion due in December 2021.
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