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

New solar installation shines light on Launceston City Mission

Media Release

FN060/2016

09 September 2016

Joint release with:

David Bushby

Senator for Tasmania

Launceston City Mission shops and rehabilitation centres in Youngtown, Newnham and Evandale will now save money on their energy bills thanks to the installation of solar panels.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the savings would help this charity that has served Tasmania for over 150 years to increase community programs across the region.

“These savings mean Launceston City Mission can now employ more staff to help those who need our help,” Minister Nash said.

“The Australian Government is proud to help this Launceston charity to help more people.

“I aim to help build the kinds of communities for our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and healthy charities are a big part of that.”

Senator David Bushby joined the Launceston City Mission today for the official opening and commended the organisation for their contribution to the local community.

“The Launceston City Mission has been delivering caring services for those in need for more than 150 years. This new infrastructure will reduce energy costs, freeing up funds that can be used to continue its good work supporting the most vulnerable members of our society,” Senator Bushby said.

The Energy Savings Infrastructure Installation was funded by the Australian Government investing $107,975 and the Launceston City Mission contributing $111,269.

For further information on the programs on offer visit the City Mission website at http://www.citymission.org.au/.