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

Funding delivered for the Mandurah Aquatic Centre

Media Release


11 August 2014

Joint release with:

Don Randall

Federal Member for Canning

The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitments to the electorate of Canning through the Community Development Grants Programme.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Federal Member for Canning Don Randall today signed a funding agreement for $470,000 towards Stage Two of the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre redevelopment project.

Mr Briggs said that the funding will deliver a detailed design of the recreation centre's redevelopment. The Australian Government's remaining $9.53 million commitment will deliver the construction work of the recreation centre.

“This project is another example of the Australian Government's commitment to building productive infrastructure for communities across Australia,” Mr Briggs said.

“We are getting on with the job of delivering $314.2 million towards almost 300 community projects across Australia.”

Mr Randall said the new centre would provide a modern, integrated sporting and aquatic facility to meet the future needs of Mandurah's community.

“This new centre will increase community access to healthy aquatic and sporting activities at an affordable cost,” Mr Randall said.

“It will be built to a standard that can host national and international aquatic sporting events such as the Australasian Police and Emergency Service Games and regional swimming, basketball, and netball carnivals.

“The redevelopment will also lead to the creation of 161 jobs during construction, as well as 11 permanent jobs once the centre is complete.”

The Community Development Grants programme is administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development which undertakes a value with relevant money assessment of each project against the programme guidelines to ensure the efficient, effective, ethical, and economical use with relevant money.