Apr 16, 2010

Community infrastructure projects completed in Oberon

Community infrastructure projects completed in Oberon

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

April 16 2010

Three community infrastructure projects funded through the Rudd Labor Government’s Economic Stimulus Plan were officially opened today across the Oberon region.

The Oberon Council today marked Youth Week 2010 at the official opening of the Oberon Common Adventure Playground upgrade.

The other two projects completed are the upgraded Burraga Community Hall and renovated Black Springs Cemetery.

Anthony Albanese, Minister for Infrastructure and Local Government, said the Government had provided $267,000 to the Oberon Council for the three projects from the $1 billion Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP).

“Importantly, these three projects supported 20 local jobs during construction.

“The RLCIP is a key part of our Economic Stimulus Plan and is delivering local jobs in communities across Australia by building infrastructure for the long term.

“The upgraded Oberon Common Adventure Playground will provide the community with a safe and fun area for children to be active and for families to come together.

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

“In fact, we are making the single largest federal investment in community infrastructure through the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program.

“I congratulate the Oberon Council and the local community for helping deliver these two local projects, and helping to build a stronger region for the future,” Mr Albanese concluded.