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 Kimberley admin & training facility opens for business

Media Release


04 August 2015

Joint release with:

Terry Redman

WA Minister for Regional Development

Melissa Price

Federal Member for Durack

Construction of the $13.3 million Kimberley Land Council Office is now complete, with an official opening event held today to celebrate the new facility.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian Government contributed over $7.4 million towards the project, reinforcing its commitment to building stronger communities across regional Australia.

“That's why we are getting on with the job of delivering $350 million to Community Development Grants projects across Australia, and an additional $1 billion to community projects through our National Stronger Regions Fund,” Mr Truss said.

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price, who was on site in Broome today, said the new facility provides purpose-built office facilities for the Kimberley Land Council Aboriginal Corporation to undertake its important work.

“The new two-storey building incorporates office space, conference facilities and meeting rooms, to expand and improve the delivery of regional community services,” Ms Price said.

“This new facility is the result of a collaborative effort between the Australian and Western Australian governments to improve training and employment opportunities for Aboriginal people in the Kimberley.”

Western Australian Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman said the construction of the new facility had created a significant number of jobs.

“Job growth strengthens the economic health and stability of a region. In addition to the 180 Indigenous jobs created during the construction phase of this project, this new facility is supporting five new ongoing Indigenous positions,” Mr Redman said.

This project was jointly funded, with the Australian Government contributing over $7.4 million, and the Western Australian Government providing $5.9 million.