Two vital projects in the Far North have received $50,000 from the State Government’s public-voted Fund My Idea program.

The RSPCA will receive $35,000 to upgrade its Whyalla facility and expand its emergency boarding service through the construction of up to nine kennels and two exercise areas.

This will help the RSPCA to provide emergency boarding for pet-owning residents such as people escaping domestic violence, people needing urgent medical attention, and people who are homeless due to a housing crisis.

The Arid Recovery Education Centre, outside Roxby Downs, will receive $15,000 to develop a field classroom for wildlife education and visitors to the arid zone.

This project will enable school students, community groups and tourists to encounter native animals in the wild. A large classroom and bunkrooms for overnight camps will be constructed through the use of retrofitted, second-hand buildings that have been donated by Roxby Downs Caravan Park.

The works will be carried out by community volunteers and natural businesses.

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