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

Riverfront Transformation Begins

Media Release


16 July 2014

Joint release with:

Andrew Broad

Federal Member for Mallee

Transformation of Mildura's riverfront is on its way, with works starting on the $18.3 million development of the Mildura Ornamental Lake Precinct today.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian Government had committed $4.8 million to the community-focused project.

“Mildura's Ornamental Lake Precinct is already one of the region's most loved spaces and this development will create a world class riverfront destination for Mildura, making it a focus for cultural, tourism, recreation and sporting activities,” Mr Truss said.

“It will also strengthen the local economy by creating more than 20 jobs during construction and the potential for ongoing positions in the foreseeable future.”

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad said the river was one of the region's greatest assets and this project will unlock Mildura's riverfront precincts and boost tourism and private investment in the region.

“Over the next 10 months the Ornamental Lake precinct on Hugh King Drive will be reinvigorated, creating a connection between the CBD and the riverfront,” Mr Broad said.

“This connection will allow improved access to the riverfront for locals and become a drawcard for tourists, with the inclusion of interactive water sports and attractions.

“The completed project will promote a community that celebrates its past, present and future, giving Mildura an even stronger identity.”

The Victorian Government has committed $12 million and the Mildura Rural City Council has committed $1.5 million to the Mildura Riverfront Precinct Development.