Upper Spencer Gulf And Outback Futures Program Grant Assists Local Business

Upper Spencer Gulf And Outback Futures Program Grant Assists Local Business

South Australia Minister for Regional Development Geoff Brock

$150,000 For Carter’s Peterborough Foodland Expansion

Victor P Taffa

Peterborough residents and visitors will soon be enjoying a wider choice of fresh and deli foods through a $305,000 expansion of the town’s Foodland store.

“The Foodland expansion will provide a greater range and choice of produce for consumers.” Minister for Regional Development Geoff Brock said.

Supported by a $150,000 Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback Futures Program grant, the upgrade to Carter’s Peterborough Foodland will add a deli section and double the store’s fresh produce area.

“Projects awarded funding through the Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback Futures Program will stimulate new business activity, support stronger communities and create job opportunities in the region.” Mr. Brock said.

“Creating a Fresh Service Deli department is a direct result of us listening to our customers’ feedback to improve their overall shopping experience.” Peterborough Foodland owner Tim Carter said.

The upgrade will see a larger volume and selection of produce available to customers. The expansion project will create 6 ongoing jobs, as well as 10 jobs during construction.

Locally sourced tradesmen will be used where possible throughout construction.

“We are aiming to double the offering of fresh produce with a focus on local origin where possible.” Mr. Carter said.

 Background

Carter’s Peterborough Foodland is part of Carter’s Retail a family group which independently owns and operates a number of supermarkets in regional South Australia.

The $2 Million Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback Futures Program opened in November 2015 in recognition of the challenges brought about by the downturn of the resources sector and the impending closure of the Port Augusta power station and Leigh Creek coal mine.

Grants have been made available from $50,000 up to $200,000 in 2015-16.

The program supports the delivery of small projects contributing to the economic diversification, resilience and capacity building of Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback communities, creating sustainable economic benefits to the region and the State.

This project links to the State Government’s economic priority of ‘South Australia a growing destination choice for international and domestic travellers’.