New group for Spencer Gulf development

NEW ROLE: Brenton Vanstone, right, who is pictured with Bill Vandepeer, has been chosen for a new role.

NEW ROLE: Brenton Vanstone, right, who is pictured with Bill Vandepeer, has been chosen for a new role.

Wandearah farmer Brenton Vanstone will join a new $20 million “super-committee” working to boost the future of the Upper Spencer Gulf.

Mr Vanstone, who is a former Port Pirie mayor, is the deputy chairman of the economy-boosting Regional Development Australia Yorke and MId North.

He is also seeking preselection as the Liberal candidate for Frome at the next state election.

Other members of the Upper Spencer Gulf Regional Jobs and Investment Packages Local Planning Committee include Port Pirie Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Mark Hanlon and Kelly Engineering’s Brenton Badenoch, of Booleroo Centre.

Federal Regional Development Minister Fiona Nash and Liberal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey unveiled the committee which will help spearhead a federally-based jobs package.

“We are so proud to give the region a $20 million shot in the arm.” Mr Ramsey said.

He said the committee would develop an investment plan that would list the growth areas creating jobs in the electorate.

“Once the plan is done, the applications from the Upper Spencer Gulf region can roll in,” he said.

“The federal government aims to create more jobs and export opportunities.

“We want to harness the range of skills in the region to create more jobs.”

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