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

Cobram set to get its cinema

Media Release

MM066/2019

13 March 2019

Joint release with:

The Hon Damian Drum MP

Member for Murray

The Cobram community is set to benefit from a share of $1,697,450 funding allocated to the Murray Electorate under Round 3 of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. The Cobram Community Cinema has been granted $526,650, to be matched by funds contributed by the local community, after the Melba Theatre burned down in 2010.

The new cinema will be located in a redeveloped Cobram Masonic Lodge on Main Street, and will be a twin cinema facility (one seats 65, one seats 94). The cinema will also have an open area that will double as a function / meeting room, and is expected to employ one young manager, two youth trainees and up to eight youth volunteers.

Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum MP recognised the contribution of the region’s youth in spearheading this project, and expects that the now-funded project will help create employment and social opportunities, drive economic growth, and build a stronger regional community in Cobram.

Mr Drum stated “Most Australian’s take for granted the ability to go to the cinema in their leisure time, and I’m delighted that those in the Cobram region will now be able to enjoy this ability too. It is projects such as this that make our regional communities even better places to live, work and raise a family and I’m excited to see the positive difference this project will make to the Cobram community.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to ensuring Australia’s regions remain strong, resilient and prosperous in the long term.

“We have seen fantastic outcomes from the first two rounds, and today’s announcement continues our commitment to unlocking the economic potential of regional Australia and ensuring our regions continue to thrive” Mr McCormack said.