The Whyalla City Council has had major success being awarded over $2 million dollars from the State Government for their Cuttlefish Coast Sanctuary Tourism and Environmental Management Program.
The funding is set to have major benefits for the region, bolstering the project's aim to recognise the cuttlefish coast as a year-round tourist destination; protecting, enhancing and promoting its diverse environment, as well as the numerous recreation and lifestyle experiences that the area has to offer.
Mayor Clare McLaughlin was thrilled to have received such substantial funding, “The project will develop some exciting activities and infrastructure centred around the natural wonders of the area, aiming to not only attract more tourists to our region, but also provide unique experiences for our community and help increase the liveability of our city."
A portion of the $2 million dollar funding will be further allocated to a major upgrade of the Point Lowly cottages.
This cash injection comes after the addition of Whyalla's acclaimed looped jetty, and other new developments happening around the area. State Government Treasurer Rob Lucas describes the funding as an “adrenalin hit” to perpetuate the state’s strong ongoing jobs and economic recovery from COVID-19.