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

Join the club at Streaky Bay

Media Release

WT242/2014

21 November 2014

Joint release with:

Sherron MacKenzie

Mayor of District Council of Streaky Bay

Streaky Bay locals have a new place to gather and celebrate local events with today's opening of the town's new multi-purpose sporting facility, as part of the $3.9 million Streaky Bay Oval Precinct Project.

Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the new facility will meet the community's needs and growth potential, providing more opportunities for community interaction and added capacity to host regional events and conferences.

“The Australian Government is strongly committed to supporting regional development and building strong communities,” Mr Truss said.

“That's why we are getting on with the job of delivering $314.2 million to almost 300 Community Development Grants projects across Australia, and an additional $1 billion to community projects over the next five years through the National Stronger Regions Fund.”

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the new facility will give locals and visitors a place to get together for social events and other community activities.

“Streaky Bay is a vibrant and growing centre, and this multi-purpose sports precinct will add a new dimension to the available facilities for residents and tourists alike,” Mr Grey said.

Mayor of District Council of Streaky Bay Sherron MacKenzie said the project will drive employment and tourism growth within the region.

“Having a quality recreational precinct will help attract new residents and tourists, particularly those who are looking for a sea change,” Ms MacKenzie said.

The Australian Government contributed more than $1.7 million to the project. The South Australian Government provided $472,400 and the District Council of Streaky Bay invested $1.2 million.

Nine other local enterprises also contributed funding of $485,700.