The $4 million Enterprise Zone Fund ran from 2010 to 2014, providing financial support to priority projects within the Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback to boost economic and community development.
The Fund focused on projects that would make a major impact in the Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback by changing competitive advantages in its favour.
The State Government’s regional development team worked with the local community to identify broad areas of opportunity to achieve these aims.
Eleven projects were awarded grants resulting in 116 new jobs created, and a total investment of nearly $14 million.
Successful grant recipients
|Recipient||Industry||Project||Funding provided||Jobs created||Total project investment||Region|
|Alinta Energy||Renewable Energy||Undertake a feasibility and technological analysis to assess the viability of solar thermal generation in Port Augusta||$132,141||0||$2,371,400||Far North|
|Aussie Broadband||Telecommunications||Install wireless technology hardware to provide broadband services to Port Pirie region||$112,906||2||$225,812||Yorke and Mid North|
|City of Port August||Transport - Air||Develop the Port Augusta Airport terminal, apron and car park||$428,750||0||$857,500||Far North|
|Civil Train ||Training||Deliver civil construction training to a group of 12 women from the north and far north region||$75,000||0||$158,900||Far North|
|Cowell Electric||Construction||Purchase power line tension stringing equipment||$172,649||4||$353,698||Far North|
|E&A Contractors||Engineering||P&E, building infrastructure, plant and equipment to support the manufacture of wind towers||$2 million||100||$7,500,000||Eyre and Western|
|Kelly Engineering ||Engineering||Building infrastructure and equipment to expand its engineering business at Booleroo Centre||$302,500||8||$655,000||Yorke and Mid North|
|Port Augusta Council||Mining||Employ an Indigenous mining mentor||$60,000||1||$120,000||Far North|
|Port Pirie Aviation||Transport||Purchase and install jet re-fuelling tanks and distribution equipment at the Port Pirie Airport||$41,960||0||$83,920||Yorke and Mid North|
|Stark Aviation||Transport - Air||Purchase and install fuel tanks and distribution equipment at the Leigh Creek Airport||$80,229||1||$160,458||Far North|
|Whyalla Council||Transport - Air||Develop the Whyalla Airport terminal, apron and car park ||$600,000||0||$1,450,050||Eyre and Western|