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

More funding for Kiama Aged Care of Excellence

Media Release

MM121/2018

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.