Mar 9, 2010

First stage of Civic Centre opens in Bordertown

First stage of Civic Centre opens in Bordertown

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

March 9 2010

The first stage of the Civic Centre redevelopment in Bordertown officially opened today, thanks to funding through the Rudd Labor Government’s stimulus package.

Minister for Infrastructure and Local Government, Anthony Albanese, said the Government had provided $326,000 to the Tatiara District Council for the works from the $1 billion Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program.

“The redevelopment works are worth $4.3 million in total, delivering a major stimulus for Bordertown’s economy.

“The Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program 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,” Mr Albanese said.

“The works involved upgrades to the once bare community hall.

“The hall now has a range of meeting spaces, new lighting, air conditioning and information technology infrastructure.

“The new building will be used for a range of community events, including kindergym, public meetings, fund raising events, civic receptions, cultural events, and conferences.

“Importantly, much of the work has been completed by local contractors, boosting local businesses and the economy.

“I congratulate the Tatiara District Council and the local community for delivering this important project and helping to build a stronger region for the future,” Mr Albanese concluded.