Apr 1, 2010

More Funding for South West WA community infrastructure

More Funding for South West WA community infrastructure

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

April 01 2010

The Rudd Labor Government will provide $252,000 for five ready-to-go community infrastructure projects in South Western WA as part of our plan to support jobs in local economies while delivering lasting benefits to communities.

Minister for Infrastructure and Local Government Anthony Albanese said that the new funding would help upgrade local car parks, meeting places and sporting and recreation facilities in communities including Beverley, Bernard Park and Toodyay.

"Importantly, these five projects are expected to support up to 17 jobs during construction.

"We will deliver this funding to the Shires of Beverley, Gingin, Toodyay, Northam and York from the second round of our Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP).

"In just over a year, this Program has delivered $1 billion to build and renew community facilities across Australia, making it the largest single investment in local infrastructure in the nation’s history.

"Already more than 3,300 community construction projects have either been completed or are underway through the first round.

"The funding announced today will keep more people working locally to support the economy while building local infrastructure for the future.

"The five projects announced today were put forward by local councils as community priorities.

"Some of these projects have been on the drawing board for years. By letting local communities decide, the Rudd Government is helping turn the community’s vision into a reality," Mr Albanese concluded.

A full project list follows.

Further information is available at: www.infrastructure.gov.au/local/cip/index.aspx.

APPROVED PROJECTS

Shire of Beverley – $30,000

  • $30,000 Construction of kitchen facilities at Beverley Caravan Park

Shire of Gingin – $30,000

  • $30,000 Construction of a car park on De Burgh Street

Shire of Northam – $132,000

  • $132,000 Construction of an outdoor performance space in Bernard Park

Shire of Toodyay – $30,000

  • $30,000 Upgrade of the waste transfer station at Toodyay including installation of a shed and fencing

York Shire Council – $30,000

  • $30,000 Construction of fibreglass starting blocks at the community swimming pool, and upgrades to drainage and waste connections at Avon Park and the community swimming pool