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Wednesday, 26 March 2014
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Richmond Electorate: Infrastructure

(Question No. 48)


Mrs Elliot asked the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, in writing, on 12 February 2014:

In respect of the Government's election commitment to allocate $3.3 million to the resurfacing of Kennedy Drive at Tweed Heads, (a) will the funds be allocated in the 2013-14 budget as promised; if so, from which funding program will they come, (b) what additional funding requirements will be imposed on funding recipients for them to receive the funding, and (c) what is the status of the National Party's progress on meeting its remaining 2013 election commitments in the electoral division of Richmond


Mr Truss: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) and (b)

The Australian Government made a commitment to contribute $3.3 million towards the upgrade of Kennedy Drive in 2014-15. The Australian Government is working with the NSW Government to finalise the Infrastructure Investment Programme.

(c) The Government is funding its election commitments through the Community Development Grants (CDG) programme, with $342 million provided for a range of community projects to support economic growth and liveability. The Government has allocated $435,000 from the CDG to the electorate of Richmond through the Tweed Shire Council including $185,000 for the Murwillumbah Football Club upgrade, and $250,000 for the Joan Nicoll Tennis Centre - Stage 1 and 2. My Department is working with the Tweed Shire Council to ensure that sufficient information on the projects is provided to allow a value with public money assessment to be undertaken prior to entering in a Funding Agreement with the Tweed Shire Council.