Gary Gray: East Kimberley Development Package Delivers For Warmun Kids

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Media Statement


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The Warmun community and local kids are set to benefit with the finalisation of

funding arrangements with the Warmun Community (Turkey Creek) Inc to get work

underway on the $600,000 Warmun Early Learning Centre as soon as possible.

Parliamentary Secretary for Western and Northern Australia, the Hon. Gary Gray

said the Government’s $195 million East Kimberley Development Package (EKDP)

was already delivering for communities across the East Kimberley and, in this case,

the kids and families of Warmun.

“The EKDP, which forms part of the Australian Government’s Nation Building

Economic Stimulus Plan, invests in social and economic development by delivering

community infrastructure,” Mr Gray said.

“The $600,000 Warmun Early Learning Centre project will be managed by the

Warmun Community (Turkey Creek) Incorporated – it is proof of our commitment to

real on-the-ground partnerships with local communities.

“The Warmun community will now have a new early learning centre that also will be

used for the Warmun childcare and playgroup services.

“A permanent centre will be built to replace the outdated transportable buildings that

have housed these important community services for a number of years.

“The Centre will enhance early childhood education and provide a safe environment

for staff and children, developing the future generations of local and national leaders.

“The new Centre will also deliver improved linkages with the school, as well as

health, nutrition, and parenting programs and services – delivering direct and

tangible social benefits right across the community.

“The local workforce, especially indigenous workers, will be employed throughout the

development including many local tradespeople.

“Building construction is expected to commence following the current wet season.”

Further information on the East Kimberley Development Package is available at

Media contact:

Astrid Serventy

0407 383 117

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