Drought funding bonanza: Murray Bridge, Mid Murray, Coorong, Karoonda East Murray councils granted extra $1 million each

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The Murray Bridge, Mid Murray, Coorong and Karoonda East Murray councils will each be offered an extra $1 million to help their communities get through the drought.

The funding formed part of a $128 million extension to the federal government's drought communities program, announced on November 7.

The Coorong council had not yet decided what to do with the first $1 million offered to it, as the federal government had not yet set guidelines around how it could be spent.

However, some of its councillors will ask ratepayers for their ideas at Tailem Bend Town Hall from 4-7pm on Monday.

Karoonda East Murray spent its first $1 million on silo art, Mallee Kids Child Care and other projects.

The Mid Murray council funded projects including a Cambrai swimming pool upgrade, toilets at Greenways Landing and repairs to the Mannum Institute.

The Murray Bridge council funded a series of freight route upgrades and irrigation works associated with its Swanport Road redevelopment.