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Monday, 21 February 2011
Page: 864


Mr Christensen asked the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, in writing, on 25 November 2010:

(1)   From which program(s) will the following election promises (made to the electorate of Dawson) be funded, the

(a)   $10 million to fund a study into the Mackay ring road proposal,

(b)   $6 million to upgrade the Mackay basketball stadium,

(c)   $5 million to partly fund the Airlie Beach main street proposal,

(d)   $1 million to partly fund the relocation of the Mackay junior soccer grounds, and

(e)   $1 million to fund the construction of a water park on the Bowen foreshore.

(2)   When will funding for the above election commitments become available, and how will recipients access it as soon as possible.


Mr Crean (Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government and Minister for the Arts) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(1) (a)   Regional Infrastructure Fund

(b)   Community Cultural Development Grants Program

(c)   Community Organistations Infrastructure Grants Program

(d)   Community Cultural Development Grants Program

(e)   Community Organistations Infrastructure Grants Program

(2)   Funding is available from financial year 2010-11 and the Department of Regional  Australia, Regional Development and Local Government is working with proponents  to finalise necessary details.