The Federal Labor overnmentprovided almost $5 million to thefacility with contributions from TweedShire Council, Tennis Australia andthe Tweed Netball Association.“High quality sports infrastructurestrengthens local communities. Thenew Centre will be a big boost tothe region and will include a newhigh performance tennis centre anda regional netball facility,” Anthony Albanese said. The combination of quality facilitiesand proximity to old CoastInternational Airport will make it anexcellent support and training facilityfor the 2018 Commonwealth ames. The project will deliver signicantlocal economic benets, includingan estimated 60 jobs duringconstruction.“Better infrastructure for the regionwill increase sports participation byfamilies, increase the involvementof school students in these sportsand the capability of schools in theregion,” Justine Elliot said.It is estimated that on completion,the Arkinstall Park Regional SportsCentre will be used by more than1,300 local sporting participantsfrom netball, tennis and soccerassociations every year.
ational plan for stralia’s food ftre
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inister for eional Development and Local government, nthon lbaneseand ichmond P, Jstine lliot trned the rst sod on the rkinstall Parkeional ports Centre, which will cater for the reion’s sportin reqirementsfor the next ten ears.
Federalinis ter for gricl tre,Fisheries andFores tr ,Joe Ld wig ( cen tre )lanching the a tionalFoodPlan.
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With the release of the ational Food Plan, stralia’s food bsinessesand consmers have a road map for the ftre.
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheriesand Forestry, Joe Ludwig,launched the Plan and announcednew initiatives to create newopportunities for the future of our food from paddock to plate. Australia produces more thantwice the food we consume andwe need to remain focused onnding new markets for our highquality exports.Our food supply chain has astrong foundation, with high levelsof food security and hard workingproducers. Like others aroundthe world, there are challengesincluding climate change,population growth, diet-relatedhealth issues, and competitionfor resources. There are alsoenormous opportunities, includingthe rise of Asia. The National Food Plan isunderpinned by the four keythemes of ‘growing exports’,‘a thriving industry’, ‘people’and ‘sustainability’.For more information on theNational Food Plan, visit