Dobell's Infrastructure Projects a Priority

Media Release

JB033/2014

29 April 2014

Joint release with:

Karen McNamara

Member for Dobell

The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitments to the people of Dobell, with today's announcement that funding has now been delivered towards the Norah Head boat ramp.

The Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Hon. Jamie Briggs MP, accompanied by the Member for Dobell, Karen McNamara MP, today visited the Norah Head boat ramp to sign the funding agreement which will deliver $700,000 towards the new boat ramp, beach ramp and seawall.

“Investment in essential infrastructure, such as our $700,000 contribution to the replacement of the Norah Head Boat Ramp boosts tourism and supports the many jobs that go along with it on the Central Coast,” Mrs McNamara said.

Mr Briggs said the funding was another example of the Australian Government's commitment to providing long term improvements in productive community infrastructure for regions across Australia.

“We are getting on with the job of providing up to $342 million toward around 300 community infrastructure projects across Australia to build a stronger economy and create jobs,” Mr Briggs said.

Wyong Shire Council Mayor Doug Eaton said he was delighted the Minister visited Wyong Shire and saw first-hand how important this upgrade to the boat ramp is for the community.

“This boat-ramp is the Shire's only ocean access ramp and is in desperate need of repair.

“To show the Minister how this money will make such a difference to the community who will now be able to enjoy a safe, accessible and functioning boat ramp is priceless,” Mayor Eaton said.

Mr Briggs also toured the newly constructed Central Coast Group Training Jobs & Skills Centre at Tuggerah which will be a major employment and training facility, delivering job pathways for Central Coast youth, also funded by the Australian Government.

Unlike the previous Labor Government, the Coalition delivers on its election commitments to the Australian people, and is delivering on key infrastructure commitments for the people of Dobell.