May 15, 2009

$2.2 million towards Kogarah Jubilee Stadium

$2.2 million towards Kogarah Jubilee Stadium

MEDIA RELEASE

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

May 15 2009

Anthony Albanese, Minister for Infrastructure and Local Government, and Member for Barton, Robert McClelland, today announced the Rudd Labor Government would offer $2.2 million towards the redevelopment of Kogarah Jubilee Stadium in Sydney.

Minister Albanese and Minister McClelland made the announcement today just before the St George-Illawarra Dragons game at the stadium.

The project, which is worth $9.2 million, will help revitalise this stadium and its training facilities for community and professional sporting organisations such as the St George Leagues Club, as well as local and inter-school competitions.

This project will support jobs during construction and deliver high quality sporting infrastructure for Sydney.

This funding is part of our $800 million Community Infrastructure Program the largest one-off investment in local infrastructure in Australia’s history.

Through the Rudd Government’s economic stimulus plan, we are investing in projects like to support local jobs and economies during the global recession.

The $9.2 million redevelopment of Jubilee Stadium includes construction of the south wing grandstand with covered seating.

It will also refurbish the existing grandstand, provide new football warm-up areas, and include new facilities for community and youth group meeting rooms, corporate hospitality, football offices and amenities.

The funding announced today builds on more than $250,000 already provided to the Kogarah Municipal Council for four local community projects.

Nearly 70 per cent of the stimulus plan is on infrastructure, with construction of projects already underway.

More than 3,000 projects are being funded by the Government’s Community Infrastructure Program across Australia to support jobs and deliver long-term benefits to our local communities.