$3.5 Million Boost in Corangamite

Media Release


09 July 2014

Joint release with:

Sarah Henderson

Federal Member for Corangamite

The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitments to the electorate of Corangamite through the Community Development Grants Programme.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Federal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson today announced the formal approval of the Australian Government's $3.5 million investment in the development of a multi-use pavilion at Shell Road Reserve in Ocean Grove, Victoria.

Mr Briggs said funding to the City of Greater Geelong was another example of the Australian Government's commitment to delivering long term improvements in community and economic infrastructure for communities across Australia.

“We are getting on with the job of delivering $314.2 million toward almost 300 community projects across Australia.

“A further $1 billion has been committed under the Australian Government National Stronger Regions Fund to invest in important regional projects.”

Ms Henderson said that the works are based on the Ocean Grove Sporting Infrastructure Plan and involved the construction of 10 change rooms, storage spaces for sporting clubs, two kiosks, meeting areas, social spaces, a commercial kitchen and a first aid room.

“The pavilion will provide significant sporting facilities in the areas of football, soccer, netball and cricket for the entire community to access and use, encouraging a more active and healthy lifestyle,” Ms Henderson said.

“The project will create 50 full time positions during construction and another two permanent positions, providing a significant boost to the local economy.

“The project is being funded in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, which contributed $2.5 million.”

The programme is administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development which undertakes a value with public money assessment of each project against the programme guidelines to ensure the efficient, effective, ethical, and economical use of public money.

Unlike the previous Labor Government, the Coalition delivers on its election commitments.