Media Release - More funding success for Mayo's young sporting champions - Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Young athletes in the Mayo electorate have secured individual grants of $500 through the latest round of the Local Sporting Champions programme to assist them in pursuing their sporting dreams.The Local Sporting Champions programme is an Australian Government initiative where young people aged 12-18 can apply for funding to assist with the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when participating in a nominated championship. This week, I held a presentation ceremony at my office in... »

Media Release - Funding success for the Lobethal veteran community - Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The Lobethal RSL Sub-Branch has secured $800 through the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Programme to publish a book containing the service details of WW1 soldiers from the Adelaide Hills region. This is a great achievement and I congratulate the Sub-Branch on undertaking a project that commemorates the service and sacrifice of local servicemen and women in the First World War. Through the grants programme, $125,000 has been made available to each federal electorate so that ... »

Joint Media Release - Briggs/Gay - Local Roads Package delivering better roads for Camden - Monday, 15 December 2014

Three additional projects in Camden have been given the green light today with funding committed under Round One of the Local Roads Package for Western Sydney.Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs said the $200 million Australian Government funded package was part of the $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan that will unlock the region’s economic capacity. “The Local Roads Package will fund a range of road upgrades such as the installation of traff... »

Joint Media Release - Briggs/Morrison - Government closes Labor's Inverbrackie detention centre - Friday, 12 December 2014

In keeping with our pre-election commitment, the Inverbrackie detention facility will be closed by the end of this year with the last of the detainees having now been re-located. In October 2010, Prime Minister Gillard imposed this facility on the Adelaide Hills community, without any consultation. The announcement followed an expansion of the immigration detention network, which ballooned under the Labor Government at significant cost. In fact, the Inverbrackie detention facility has stood as a... »

Transcript - Press Conference, Bald Hills Road, Mount Barker - Monday, 8 December 2014

Jamie Briggs: This is another example of the Abbott Government delivering on our commitments. This is part of our infrastructure investment across the country. Work is now starting on the Bald Hills Road Interchange after many, many, many years of work and discussion. The Abbott Government committed $16 million to this project in the election campaign. The council has been working on this for years, has acquired land, has had plans for years and the State Government, to their credit, has put som... »

Joint Media Release - Briggs/Mullighan - Work begins on new Bald Hills Road interchange - Monday, 8 December 2014

The Australian and South Australian governments are getting on with building vital infrastructure for the Adelaide Hills with early works on the new Bald Hills Road Interchange in Mount Barker commencing today.Vegetation removal and clearing works have now commenced with new permanent construction fencing also being installed to define the project worksite.This interchange is the number one infrastructure priority for the region and will significantly improve the road network at Mount Barker.The... »

Apology letter to the Friends of the Milang Cemetery - Friday, 5 December 2014

A copy of my apology letter to the Friends of the Milang Cemetery can be found here.   »

Media Release - New sites for NBN rollout announced - Monday, 1 December 2014

Homes and businesses in the Mayo electorate are a step closer to getting the National Broadband Network, with NBN Co today releasing a list of new sites to undergo rollout works over the next 18 months.Areas in Mayo that will benefit from the 18-month rollout plan include:FIXED LINE BROADBAND UPGRADES18-month rollout sites* Aldgate, Bridgewater, Brown Hill Creek, Cleland, Crafers, Crafers West, Heathfield, Ironbank, Longwood, Mount George, Mylor, Piccadilly, Stirling, Upper Sturt, Ashton, Basket... »

Media Release - Capital funding success for Encounter Lutheran and Willunga Waldorf schools - Monday, 1 December 2014

Encounter Lutheran College and Willunga Waldorf School will soon have improved learning areas after securing $703,730 and $261,168, respectively, through the Australian Government’s Capital Grants Programme (CGP). The CGP provides funding for non-government schools to improve infrastructure and help students get the most out of their time at school.At Encounter Lutheran and Willunga Waldorf, the funding will go towards the following projects: School: Encounter Lutheran College Suburb: Victor Ha... »

Transcript - ABC Radio 774 Drive Program - Monday, 1 December 2014

RAFAEL EPSTEIN: Jamie Briggs is the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Development in the Federal Coalition Government. Jamie Briggs, good afternoon. JAMIE BRIGGS: Good afternoon Raf, how are you?RAFAEL EPSTEIN:I'm well. It looks like the referendum was fairly conclusive; will you be acceding to the will of the people?JAMIE BRIGGS: Well, we took the East West Link plan to the Federal Election last September, and I noticed you've missed that commitment. We made it very clear at the last el... »

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