New Kimberley admin & training facility opens for business
04 August 2015
Joint release with:
WA Minister for Regional Development
Federal Member for Durack
Construction of the $13.3 million Kimberley Land Council Office is now complete, with an official opening event held today to celebrate the new facility.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian Government contributed over $7.4 million towards the project, reinforcing its commitment to building stronger communities across regional Australia.
“That's why we are getting on with the job of delivering $350 million to Community Development Grants projects across Australia, and an additional $1 billion to community projects through our National Stronger Regions Fund,” Mr Truss said.
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price, who was on site in Broome today, said the new facility provides purpose-built office facilities for the Kimberley Land Council Aboriginal Corporation to undertake its important work.
“The new two-storey building incorporates office space, conference facilities and meeting rooms, to expand and improve the delivery of regional community services,” Ms Price said.
“This new facility is the result of a collaborative effort between the Australian and Western Australian governments to improve training and employment opportunities for Aboriginal people in the Kimberley.”
Western Australian Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman said the construction of the new facility had created a significant number of jobs.
“Job growth strengthens the economic health and stability of a region. In addition to the 180 Indigenous jobs created during the construction phase of this project, this new facility is supporting five new ongoing Indigenous positions,” Mr Redman said.
This project was jointly funded, with the Australian Government contributing over $7.4 million, and the Western Australian Government providing $5.9 million.