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 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

Revitalised conference centre opens in Gympie

Media Release


24 June 2017

  • Major improvements align with Gympie's regional hub status
  • Bar, restaurant, meeting rooms and elevator upgraded
  • The Coalition Government invested $548,250 through the National Stronger Regions Fund

The Gympie Pavilion Conference and Events Centre was officially re-opened today following a $1.25 million refurbishment to improve conference facilities.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the conference centre could now attract a range of new commercial, sporting, cultural and community events.

“I aim to build the kinds of regional communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and key community facilities help do that,” Minister Nash said.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien said the project involved upgrading the Centre's restaurant and bar areas, meeting rooms, sports auditorium and replacing the original passenger lift to better accommodate people with disabilities.

“These improvements, with a new coat of paint for the centre's exterior, further enhance this prized community asset and bring the facilities up to a standard that local residents and visitors expect and deserve,” Mr O'Brien said.

The centre's improvements will boost local confidence, with Gympie well on its way to cementing itself as a key regional hub.

This Coalition Government invested $548,250 through its National Stronger Regions Fund and the Gympie Regional Council contributed $701,750.