Despite the expected Budget outcome of a deficit of $824 million at the end of the 2012/13 financial year, there were a couple of funding announcements that affect Wilcannia.
Out of the $20 million Minor School Maintenance Budget Wilcannia Central School will receive $8,290, White Cliffs Public School $1,798 and Ivanhoe Central School. $4,937.
Additional funding has also been provided for the training and skill development of General Assistants.
Wilcannia Central School will receive $1,000, White Cliffs Public School $400 and Ivanhoe Central School $600.
The Aboriginal Housing Office will undertake major works and provide 2 units of Accommodation in Wilcannia at a cost of $1,150,000.
The State Property Office is spending a total of $1,243,000 on the new office/accommodation block in Reid Street, opposite the Westpac Bank. Most of this will be spent before the 30th June of this with only $1,000 to be spent in the 2012/13 year.