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

Glen Willow Regional Sports Complex receives major boost

Media Release

MM120/2018

11 July 2018

Joint release with:

Andrew Gee

Federal Member for Calare

  • Glen Willow Regional Sports Complex Stage 2 to be delivered under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund—Infrastructure Projects Stream
  • The Coalition Government is investing $6.95 million towards the $13.9 million project
  • 136 projects will be funded under the Infrastructure Projects stream, with the Coalition Government investing over $200 million

Mudgee is set for an even better sports complex following the Coalition Government's announcement to provide funding for stage two of the Glen Willow Regional Sports Complex project.

Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee said the project would receive $6.95 million from the Federal Coalition Government under the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream.

“This is a fantastic outcome for players and sports fans in the Mudgee community—with the major boost in capacity at the Glen Willow complex expected to attract more and larger sporting events and increase participation,” Mr Gee said.

“Expansion plans include six additional playing fields, two new amenity blocks, additional car parking for 170 vehicles and lighting towers for all fields installed.

“The project is also expected to create 28 jobs during construction and 36 ongoing jobs in the community—which will have major flow-on benefits across the local economy.”  

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.