Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Seniors better supported to stay in Barellan

Media Release

JM025/2018

21 February 2018

Joint release with:

Sussan Ley

Federal Member for Farrer

  • First two units opened in the southern NSW town's new aged care village
  • Facility will allow older residents to stay in the community
  • Turnbull Coalition Government invests $154,035 in the project

The southern NSW farming community of Barellan looks set to keep more of its seniors thanks to the opening of the first two of five units at the town's new aged care village.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the village would allow elderly residents to retire close to their family and friends.

“Regional communities are tight-knit, and this facility will benefit older farming family members who require accommodation close to town and near enough for loved ones to visit,” Dr McVeigh said.

“To ensure more senior members of the community have the choice of remaining within familiar surroundings, three more units will be constructed in the village by the end of this year.”

Federal Member for Farrer Sussan Ley said the project completed her pre-election commitment to help Barellan build independent accommodation options for the elderly.

“I know the long term plan is to build even more units to ensure those who wish to stay in town near friends or family can do so. It's been a real community effort inspired by the local fundraising committee and I am delighted the Federal Government has been able to assist,” Ms Ley said.

The project was jointly-funded with the Turnbull Coalition Government investing $154,035 and the Barellan Aged Care Support Group contributing $194,624.