Feb 25, 2010

Ceduna’s main street lights up

Ceduna’s main street lights up

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

February 25 2010

The Ceduna community in South Australia has celebrated the official opening of the first stage of the Thevenard Streetscape project – delivering new lighting for the town’s main street.

The Rudd Labor Government provided $100,000 to the District Council of Ceduna for this project, from the $1 billion Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP).

Minister for Infrastructure and Local Government, Anthony Albanese, said the RLCIP was a key part of the Rudd Government’s Economic Stimulus Plan and was delivering local jobs in communities across Australia by building infrastructure for the long term.

“The main street in Ceduna forms part of a major transport route. The new lighting will deliver direct benefits in increased commercial activity and improved road and pedestrian safety.

“In partnership with every council in the country we are delivering more than 3,300 small and larger scale building projects, including new and refurbished public libraries, sporting facilities, parks and playgrounds, and child care centres.

“The Program’s remaining $220 million is being delivered to councils in the coming months, with the District Council of Ceduna set to receive at least another $30,000.

“This additional funding will support more local jobs and rebuild even more of the nation’s vital community infrastructure.

“I congratulate the District Council of Ceduna and the local community for helping deliver this much needed local project, and helping to build a stronger region for the future,” Mr Albanese concluded.