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

Australian Government Commits to Racing Club Redevelopment

Media Release


07 March 2014

Joint release with:

Tony Pasin MP

Federal Member for Barker

The Australian Government will commit $5 million towards the redevelopment of the Murray Bridge Racing Club to a national standard convention centre through its $100 million Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Programme.

This funding complements today's commitment by South Australian Liberal Leader Steven Marshall to invest $15 million towards this important project.

“Today's announcement clearly demonstrates how all levels of government can work together to deliver real results for South Australia's regional communities”, Mr Briggs said.

“Diversifying the economic base of our regional communities will harness their potential to grow jobs, attract new and ongoing business, as well as develop new industries and opportunities for locals”.

“This is part of our plan to deliver a strong and prosperous Australia through targeted investment in economically productive infrastructure in regional areas”.

Federal Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, who has worked closely with the racing club and community stakeholders to deliver the funding for this project, welcomed Mr Marshall's commitment.

“As the federal candidate and now Member for Barker, I have long supported this project as it will deliver significant economic uplift, jobs growth and business participation to the region which is crucial to addressing Murray Bridge's unemployment level of over 10%,” Mr Pasin said.

The Australian Government will continue its assessment of all remaining projects within the programme with further announcements expected in the coming weeks.

All projects will be subject to the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development's standard value for money assessment to ensure the efficient, effective, ethical, and economical use of public money.