Feb 12, 2010

Deniliquin: edge of the outback opens five new facilities

Deniliquin: edge of the outback opens five new facilities

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

February 12 2010

The Deniliquin community today celebrated the opening of five upgraded and new community facilities – all adding to the quality of the local sporting and recreational infrastructure.

The Rudd Labor Government provided $357,000 to the Deniliquin Council for the five projects, from the $1 billion Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program.

Minister for Infrastructure and Local Government, Anthony Albanese, said that the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program was a key part of the Economic Stimulus Plan and is delivering local jobs in communities across Australia by building infrastructure for the long term.

“Twenty jobs were created during construction of these projects and a further five ongoing jobs will be supported.”

Works included refurbishment of the kitchen in the Deniliquin Town Hall, renewal of the amenities block at Hardinge St Sportsground, extension of approximately three kilometres to the Beach to Beach Walkway and Cycleway, development of a new River Edward access ramp, and improvements to the CBD streetscape.

“These new and upgraded facilities will provide lasting benefits to the Deniliquin community,” Mr Albanese said.

“The Program’s remaining $220 million will be made available to councils in coming months, with the Deniliquin Council set to receive at least another $137,000.

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

“I congratulate the Deniliquin Council and the local community for helping deliver these five local projects, and helping build a stronger region for the future.”