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About Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island, situated off the coast of South Australia, is unique in terms of its pristine environment, abundance of native wildlife and spectacular natural attractions, making it the jewel in the crown for the State's tourism and premium, fresh local food and wines.


The Commissioner for Kangaroo Island will focus her work on a number of projects that have been identified as crucial to delivering lasting prosperity and benefits to Kangaroo Island residents.

Some of these projects will lead to improvements in the short term, while others will take longer for the benefits to be fully realised.

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2017/18 BBRF Funding - That's a Wrap!

Monday, 30 September 2019

The Office of the Commissioner for Kangaroo Island (OCKI) has today released a final report to the Kangaroo Island Council regarding the activities and participation in the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) grant.  The grant was awarded in September 2017 to the Council, with a start date in November 2017.  The BBRF supported a range of programs up to the end of April 2019.

The Australian Government has given the “all clear” on reporting requirements which now finalises the process.

The grant was submitted by the Council in March 2017 and project management support was provided by OCKI along with a $103,975 cash contribution, increased from the $40,000 originally committed.  The Council contributed $40,000 towards the project.

Businesses across the Island also contributed over $95,000 towards various programs and coaching sessions that they were involved in.  This was up from the $26,978 originally identified in the grant application. Business sectors participating or benefiting from the programs came from: agriculture, food, wine, beverages, retail, real estate, aquaculture, tourism, hospitality, and poultry.

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