Whyalla is a big winner in the 2017-18 State Budget, with a number of investments in the Eyre Peninsula city.
The State Government will also invest $1 million to develop the Whyalla jetty, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Whyalla City Council.
The redevelopment will expand the commercial potential of the area for waterfront living, tourism and accommodation.
In addition, there are a number of additional investments within the state’s third-most-populous city, designed to attract further investment and help support local start-ups and small businesses.
The council has been granted $189,000 to fit out the Whyalla Centre for Opportunity at the currently vacant civic library building. This will provide a space for pop-up shops to test retail or business ideas.
Community amenities through the town will be upgraded with a $183,000 investment; neighbourhood improvements will include additional landscaping, kerb replacement, pram ramps, driveway crossovers and improved footpaths.
The 2017-18 State Budget investment is another example of how the State Government continues to assist the Whyalla community.
The City of Whyalla received further good news with the announcement of London-based GFG alliance agreeing to buy the company, and the approval of the Foreign Investment Review Board.