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

Barmera receives a new look pavilion

Media Release

FN153/2017

15 September 2017

Joint release with:

Tony Pasin

Federal Member for Barker

  • First sod turned on $810,180 Riverland Exhibition Centre Presentation Pavilion
  • Pavilion becomes reality thanks to $405,090 from Coalition's Building Better Regions Fund
  • The Pavilion's 300 seat auditorium will cater for a range of events

The first sod was turned today on construction of the Riverland Exhibition Centre Presentation Pavilion in Barmera, South Australia.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the project was funded under the Government's new $500 million Building Better Regions Fund, which will create jobs, and build stronger regional communities in Australia.

“Once completed, the project will complement and expand the existing facilities at the Riverland Exhibition Centre, offering a variety of events and activities to the region,” Minister Nash said.

“The project is expected to create six direct jobs during the construction phase, and 108 indirect jobs post construction.

“I aim to build the kinds of regional communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and providing first class facilities does just that.”

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the new multi-purpose building will promote tourism and attract visitors to the Barmera region.

“The Pavilion will cater for a wide range of events including an auditorium that will seat up to 300 in theatre style or 200 at a dinner function and it is estimated that 6,500 people will use the facility on a yearly basis,” Mr Pasin said.

“Other project works will include a multi-purpose commercial grade kitchen, storage rooms, and amenities to complete the Pavilion.

“I am looking forward to seeing this project reach completion in June 2018 and the benefits it will bring the community.”

The Riverland Exhibition Centre Presentation Pavilion is a jointly funded project with the Federal Coalition Government and Riverland Field Days Inc committing $405,090 each.

For further information regarding Building Better Regions Fund: investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/bbrf/index.aspx