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

Ramping up the future of Exeter

Media Release

FN155/2017

18 September 2017

Joint release with:

David Bushby

Senator for Tasmania

Jonathon Duniam

Senator for Tasmania

  • The Australian Government has announced funding for a redevelopment of Exeter Community Precinct in Northern Tasmania
  • The upgrade will include renovating the function hall and upgrading the office and change-rooms
  • The Coalition Government will invest $1 million toward the project

The redevelopment of the local community precinct in Exeter, Tasmania, will begin construction in 2018, following the approval of funding today.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the Exeter Community Precinct redevelopment would create 15 construction jobs, with ongoing roles for cleaning and maintenance after construction ends in 2019.

“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and creating job opportunities for regional Australians forms a big part of that,” Minister Nash said.

Senator for Tasmania David Bushby said the redevelopment will start the process to bring together many services from around the town into a central community hub.

“The new centre will feature upgraded facilities which will benefit the wide variety of community groups and local schools who regularly use the centre,” Senator Bushby said.

Senator for Tasmania Jonathon Duniam said the redevelopment will improve physical access to the precinct, including upgrades and repairs to the car park.

“This project will renovate the function hall, upgrade two offices, while also improving access to the centre, including the newly upgraded change rooms for residents to use,” Senator Duniam said.

The Coalition Government is investing $1 million in the project, with West Tamar Council providing the remaining $146,382.