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

New trade centre opens on the Central Coast

Media Release

FN056/2016

07 September 2016

Joint release with:

Arthur Sinodinos

Senator for New South Wales

A new trade centre has been officially opened at the Central Coast Group Training Centre in North Wyong, thanks to a $2 million investment by the Coalition Government.

The new centre provides local trades based businesses with a fit-for-purpose space to operate out of and showcase their trades to school-based apprentices and trainees.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the centre would provide improved training and employment opportunities to students and jobseekers.

“This facility provides young people and local schools in the Central Coast region the chance to interact with businesses and discuss their chosen and future career paths,” Minister Nash said.

“The new technologies can help young people make up their minds about their career, or encourage more people to kick-start a new trade or change their industries.”

Senator for New South Wales the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO joined the Central Coast community for the official opening of the new centre today.

“It is great to see the difference the Coalition Government's funding is making to increasing employment opportunities on the Central Coast.

“The Australian Government is pleased to partner with Central Coast Group Training which has a wealth of community experience and has supported thousands of people to start or refresh their careers through the Career Guidance Program.”

The $2.5 million Stage Two was jointly funded with the Australian Government investing $2 million, in addition to the $700,000 for Stage One, and Central Coast Group Training providing $500,000.

For more information about the centre visit www.ccgt.com.au