Port Broughton seawall to be upgraded

GRANT FUNDING: Andrew Cole, Barunga West CEO is pleased to see the grant program rolling out.

GRANT FUNDING: Andrew Cole, Barunga West CEO is pleased to see the grant program rolling out.

The Port Broughton seawall is set to be upgraded after the Barunga West Council received approval for two of their five grant applications for the Commonwealth Government's drought communities program. 

The upgrade of the seawall will see 37 metres of the wall replaced in addition to a 245 metre concrete pathway prepared along the top of the sea wall, which will improve it both aesthetically and structurally. 

Additionally, the council have received funding for a Barunga West community events program which will see two events take place. 

The first will be delivered through the Port Broughton Area School and Bute Primary School and have a goal of reaching students and families to gain awareness and understanding of the issues surrounding mental health, well-being and resilience.

The second event will be conducted as a community event and will explore the themes of reuse and resilience. 

It will include displays and stalls related to those themes and based at the Port Broughton town hall. 

The chief executive officer of the Barunga West Council is pleased to see the grant program rolling out their funding. 

"Arrangements are now being made with local contractors to activate these projects and provide further information to the local community. 

"The other three grant applications submitted by the Barunga West council containing 25 separate projects are in the process of final approval and will be announced shortly," Mr Cole said. 

The Drought Communities Program Grants have been provided by the Commonwealth Government which delivers up to $1 million to drought affected local government areas.