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 Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former 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

$80,000 boost delivered in New England through Community Development Grants Programme

Media Release

JB027/2014

14 April 2014

Joint release with:

Barnaby Joyce

Minister for Agriculture,
Federal Member for New England

The Australian Government has delivered $80,000 towards the Werris Creek Community Shed Facility project in New England through the Community Development Grants Programme.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Federal Member for New England, Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce today announced that the funding had been delivered towards the important community project.

“The Werris Creek Community Shed Facility project will be a construction and fit out project which will be of significant benefit to the people of New England,” Mr Joyce said.

“The funding will assist in the development of a community shed, based on the very successful ‘Men's Shed' model.

“It will be a place for the community to learn new skills, connect with friends in a social environment and work on meaningful projects which will help local people.”

Mr Briggs said the funding was another example of the Australian Government's commitment to creating viable local and regional economies through productive infrastructure.

“The Australian Government is committed to providing long term improvements in productive community infrastructure for regions across Australia,” Mr Briggs said.

“We are providing up to $342 million toward around 300 community projects across Australia.”

The  programme is administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development which undertakes a value for money assessment of each project against the programme guidelines to ensure the efficient, effective, and economical use of taxpayers' money.

Unlike the previous Labor Government, the Australian Government delivers on its commitments instead of just talking about them.