The Murray Bridge Regional Rowing Centre was opened by the Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP on Friday 29th January.
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the Australian Government’s $496,000 investment in sporting infrastructure would provide long term benefits to the Murray Bridge region.
“Not only did this investment stimulate the local economy through the construction phase but it is expected to continue the economic growth of the region through regattas and events for the rowing community,” Mr McCormack.
“By supporting multiple jobs in construction, in addition to using local businesses and supplies, this project will help strengthen business activity in Murray Bridge.
The Murray Bridge Regional Rowing Centre project includes five rowing sheds, a race control box, multi-purpose function area including kitchen and gym and a new public toilet.
The construction of the Rowing Centre was supported by the Federal Government via a funding grant of $496,900 from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.
State Member for Hammond, Mr Adrian Pederick said “This new home for the Murray Bridge Rowing Club will ensure the legacy of the famous Murray Cods well into the future. The Murray Bridge Rowing Club has been providing rowing programs to the community for over 100 years. The foundations of the Murray Bridge Regional Rowing Centre first began more than 15 years ago through discussions amongst dedicated members of the Murray Bridge Rowing Club and It is through the hard work, tenacity and commitment of grass roots members that the Murray Bridge Regional Rowing Centre has evolved. The Marshall Government encourages sport and recreation to enhance the health and wellbeing of our communities. This project has benefited from $360,000 funding from the State Government’s Office of Recreation, Sport and Racing.”
Mayor Brenton Lewis of Rural City of Murray Bridge said the funding had been vital to get the centre developed.
“Commonwealth funding received for the Murray Bridge Regional Rowing Centre was a significant component in making this project possible that not only provides a state of the art facility for Murray Bridge and the region but will also be a key attraction for visitation to Murray Bridge,” Mr Lewis said.
“The Rural City of Murray Bridge is grateful to both the Commonwealth and South Australian State Government for partnering with the Rural City of Murray Bridge and the Murray Bridge Rowing Club on this exciting project. “
The Murray Bridge Regional Rowing Centre was a joint project between Commonwealth and South Australian Governments, the Rural City of Murray Bridge and Murray Bridge Rowing Club (MBRC).
Mr McCormack – Dean Shachar 0418 202 860 | Jock Rice-Ward 0417 837 565
Mr Tony Pasin MP – Anna Hawkins | 0439 651 016 | firstname.lastname@example.org