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

Dunalley Hall Money Comes Through

Media Release


28 April 2014

Joint release with:

Eric Hutchinson

Federal Member for Lyons

Federal Government funding has been delivered so that a start can be made on the rebuilding of the community hall, at Dunalley, in Southern Tasmania, after it was destroyed by fire nearly 18 months ago.

The community hall was one of the casualties of fierce bushfires which swept through the small rural town in January last year.

Assistant Federal Minister Jamie Briggs and Lyons Liberal MHR Eric Hutchinson announced in a joint statement today that the $250,000 federal funding granted for the hall rebuild was now with the Sorell Council so that work could start soon.

Mr Hutchinson said that the return of the Dunalley community hall would mean a lot to locals who lost the original hall along with so much of their town in the 2013 bushfires.

“The funding contract has now been signed so that a vital piece of infrastructure can be replaced,” Mr Hutchinson said.

“It will enhance the social wellbeing of the Dunalley community as well as boost the local economy.”

Mr Briggs said that the funding to the Sorell Council was another example of the Federal Government's commitment to local and regional economies.

“We are getting on with the job of providing nearly $342 million towards about 300 community projects across Australia to build a stronger economy and create jobs.”

The Community Development Grants program from which the Dunalley hall money was delivered is administered by the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development which undertakes a value for money assessment against the program guidelines to ensure the efficient, effective, ethical and economical use of public money, Mr Briggs said.