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

$125,000 boost delivered in Wannon

Media Release

JB132/2014

03 December 2014

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

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Federal Member for Wannon Dan Tehan today announced that the Australian Government has approved funding of $125,000 to the Southern Grampians Shire Council for the Melville Oval Lighting project.

Mr Briggs said the funding was another example of the Australian Government's commitment to building productive infrastructure for communities across Australia.

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

“The installation of new lights at Melville Oval will allow the facility to be used in the evenings for training or night time competitions,” Mr Tehan said.

“Night time access will enable the Hamilton Kangaroos Football Netball Club to further develop their teams and also increase participation in football and netball by providing them with one location for training.

“The new lights will facilitate more than 250 training sessions to be held through the football season, and stage a minimum of four games, including providing the opportunity to host premier games to build the economy and enhance future athletes.

“It will provide the community with the opportunity to host evening competitions catering to children who are unable to attend weekend activities, increasing their participation in sporting and cultural events.

“It will be a great boost to the local region, encouraging social inclusion and promoting participation in sporting and cultural events.”

The 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.