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Nationals deliver funds for the youth of Tweed.



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Nationals Deliver Funds For The Youth Of Tweed

Monday, 5 November 2007

The youth of Tweed Heads will have a new attraction with the Coalition Government today announcing a grant of $100,000 for a new skate park.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of The Nationals, Mark Vaile, and The Nationals’ candidate for Richmond, Dr Sue Page, announced the funding for the “Sk8Tweed” skate park in Tweed Heads to be established by the Tweed Shire

Council.

“This funding will go towards construction of the skate park which has been identified in conjunction with local young people,” Mr Vaile said.

“This project will establish a safe and positive environment for the youth of Tweed Heads and increase social participation, as well as providing a venue for healthy outdoor fun.

“The skate park is a good example of the Coalition Government working with the local community to deliver benefits to regional Australia,” Mr Vaile said.

Dr Page said funding for the Skate Park was great news for Richmond and was particularly pleased that the project would increase recreational and physical exercise opportunities for youth with some 200 kids set to use the facility each day.

“Anything we can do to keep our kids active in a safe and interactive environment is of significant benefit to the region,” Dr Page said.

“We have a responsibility to keep our children strong, healthy and participating in the community and I’m very pleased that The Nationals have been able to deliver funding for this important youth project today.”

Mr Vaile said today’s announcement was funded under the Regional Partnerships programme.

“This programme provides important partnership support for local communities and I’d like to thank the Northern Rivers Area Consultative Committee for their strong input into this process and their support for this project,” Mr Vaile said.

Media Contact: Tim Langmead 0421 584 990 (travelling with the DPM) Dr Sue Page 0414 878 385.