Apr 20, 2010

Ouyen’s youth get their skates on for new park

Ouyen’s youth get their skates on for new park

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

April 20 2010

Ouyen’s youth got their skates on, holding a skate jam to celebrate the opening of the new Ouyen Youth Park on Sunday.

Anthony Albanese, Minister for Infrastructure and Local Government, said the Rudd Labor Government provided $175,000 to the Mildura Rural City Council for the Youth Park from the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP).

"The RLCIP now totals more than $1 billion and is a key part of our Economic Stimulus Plan, delivering local jobs in communities across Australia by building infrastructure for the long term.

"Importantly, five jobs were supported during the construction of the project, providing a boost to the local economy.

"The new Youth Park includes play equipment, interlinking paths, landscaping works and of course, a skate park.

"The Park will provide local young people with a central meeting place for outdoor activities and social events. It’s also close to the local sporting oval, function rooms and netball courts.

"In partnership with every council in the country we are delivering more than 4,900 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 RLCIP.

"I congratulate the Mildura Rural City Council, and the local community for helping deliver this important project, and helping to build a stronger region for the future," Mr Albanese concluded.