Mar 4, 2010

Community infrastructure projects open across Moyne Shire

Community infrastructure projects open across Moyne Shire

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

March 4 2010

Twenty-two new community projects across the Moyne Shire in Victoria were officially opened today, delivering a boost for communities throughout the region.

Minister for Infrastructure and Local Government Anthony Albanese said the Rudd Labor Government provided $522,000 to the Moyne Shire Council for these 22 projects from the $1 billion Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP).

“The RLCIP is a key part of the Rudd Labor Government’s Economic Stimulus Plan and is delivering local jobs in communities across Australia by building local infrastructure for the long-term.

“Local people were employed during the construction phase of the projects and ongoing maintenance will ensure further employment opportunities for the neighbouring community.

“The completed projects include new and upgraded playgrounds, shared pathways, environmental initiatives, and waste management facilities across the region.

“In partnership with every council in the country, the Rudd 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.

“The Program’s remaining $220 million will be made available to councils in coming months, with the Moyne Shire Council set to receive at least another $205,000.

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

“I congratulate the Moyne Shire Council and the local community for helping deliver these 22 projects, and helping build a stronger region for the future,” Mr Albanese concluded.

A full list of the completed projects follows.

COMPLETED COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

  • $30,000, Mailors Flat Play Area
  • $32,000, Koroit Drainage Works
  • $25,000, Mortlake Market Square
  • $67,830, Mortlake Community Pathway
  • $89,048, Koroit Tourist Pathway
  • $10,472, Port Fairy Foreshore Tourist Pathway
  • $16,000, Yambuk Lake Reserve Water Project
  • $1,000, Bessiebelle Waste Transfer Station Upgrade
  • $12,400, Caramut Waste Facility Upgrade
  • $3,400, Hawkesdale Waste Transfer Station Upgrade
  • $25,300, Killarney Waste Facility Upgrade
  • $16,500, Macarthur Waste Transfer Station Upgrade
  • $6,600, Peterborough Waste Facility Upgrade
  • $12,400, Port Fairy Waste Transfer Station Upgrade
  • $31,500, Wangoom Waste Facility
  • $8,900, Woolsthorpe Transfer Station
  • $6,000, Woorndoo Transfer Station
  • $6,000, Yambuk Transfer Station
  • $35,700, Macarthur Community Pathway
  • $33,830, Peterborough Tourist Pathway
  • $15,470, Hawkesdale Community Pathway
  • $36,650, Port Fairy Rail Trail Head Tourist Pathway