Green Light for Mildura South Regional Sports Precinct

Media Release

MM118/2018

10 July 2018

Joint release with:

Andrew Broad

Federal Member for Mallee

  • $10 million for Mildura South Regional Sports Precinct Stage 1 to receive funding under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects Stream
  • Up to 41 jobs during construction and 20 ongoing jobs for Mildura
  • 136 projects will be funded under the Infrastructure Projects stream, with the Coalition Government investing over $200 million

Local sports fans have plenty to celebrate today with the announcement that the Federal Coalition Government will deliver $10 million for the construction of stage one of the Mildura South Regional Sports Precinct.

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad said the $15.9 million project would strengthen the community and create new opportunities for participation and involvement in the town's sporting culture.

“This is great news for the Mildura community, with the project set to deliver a major new sporting hub including multiple indoor sports courts, spectator seating for 230 people, a café/kiosk area and a 124 space car park,” Mr Broad said.

“Of course a project of this size is also expected to deliver significant short and long-term employment opportunities including 41 jobs during construction and 20 ongoing positions—which will have major flow-on benefits for our community.”

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the project will deliver significant economic and social benefits to the community.

“Under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund—Infrastructure Projects stream, the Coalition Government is investing well over $200 million in 136 projects with a total project value of $459 million,” Dr McVeigh said.

“This means, in each successful community much anticipated local projects are receiving the funds needed to take a big idea and make it a reality.

“It's all part of the Coalition Government's plan to create more jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities across Australia.

“A further $200 million was announced in the 2018 Budget for a third round of the Building Better Regions Fund - a clear indication of the Coalition Government's commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.”

The second round of the Building Better Regions Fund, which includes the Community Investment stream and the Infrastructure Projects stream, is expected to create up to 10,000 jobs from over 240 projects.