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

Youth facility opens in Woodend

Media Release

FN055/2016

05 September 2016

Joint release with:

Graham Hackett

Mayor of Macedon Ranges Shire Council

Bridget McKenzie

Senator for Victoria

Youth in Woodend today celebrated the opening of the newly refurbished multi-purpose facility, which is now the home of the 2nd Woodend Scouts and equestrian groups.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said this is a facility that young people and the wider community can enjoy and participate in activities within a friendly and safe environment.

“I aim to help build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to and facilities like this make regional Australia a better place to live for everybody,” Minister Nash said.

The facility caters for around 380 participants across all of the equestrian and scouting groups.

Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the upgrade has now paved the way for other focus groups to access the facility.

“This is a great facility for Woodend for all young people in the town, particularly for Scouts and equestrian groups.

“I welcome such initiatives for rural areas which give young people more focus and provides a place to meet and participate in wide-ranging activities,” Senator McKenzie said.

Mayor of Macedon Ranges Shire Council Graham Hackett said this is important project that has provided some significant outcomes for the young people of Woodend.

The Woodend Youth facility is a jointly funded project with the Australian Government contributing $50,000 and the Macedon Ranges Shire Council providing in-kind project management and other support.