More funding for Kiama Aged Care of Excellence

Media Release


11 July 2018

Joint release with:

Ann Sudmalis

Federal Member for Gilmore

  • Major restoration of historic Barroul House under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund
  • Coalition Government investment of $1.4 million towards the $2.9 million Community Meeting Centre & Café project
  • 136 projects will be funded under the Infrastructure Projects stream, with the Coalition Government investing over $200 million

Kiama's historic Barroul House will soon enjoy a new lease on life as a Community Meeting Centre and Café through the Coalition Government's Building Better Regions Fund.

Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis said “The Turnbull Government will contribute $1.4 million towards the restoration, expected to create 18 jobs during delivery and another 10 ongoing jobs.”

“Once completed, Barroul House will include a fully functional café, meetings rooms, landscaping, sensory surrounds and an art gallery displaying works from local and indigenous artists.”

“Last year the Minister and I delivered $2.3 million through a Federal Government Community Development Grant towards the Kiama Aged Care Centre of Excellence for meeting rooms, community hall, a kitchen and amenities,” Mrs Sudmalis said.

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.