May 15, 2009

$2.6 million for major upgrade of Seacrest Park Sorrento

$2.6 million for major upgrade of Seacrest Park Sorrento

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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 Gary Gray, Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Northern Australia, today announced the Rudd Labor Government would offer $2.6 million for major upgrades at Seacrest Park in Sorrento.

Mr Gray made the announcement at Seacrest Park today with the Mayor of the City of Joondalup, Troy Pickard.

The project, worth $5.2 million in total, will deliver a new multi-purpose, shared-use clubroom building, and deliver upgrades at the park.

Managed by the City of Joondalup, the project will support jobs and provide a direct stimulus to the local economy.

"The new building will include function and meeting areas, space for local clubs, change rooms, and storage areas," Mr Gray said.

"The project will also provide spectator facilities, additional floodlighting and parking, and upgrade cricket practice wickets, the match wicket, field goal posts playground refurbishments.

"It will also deliver high quality sporting infrastructure to meet demand in one of Western Australia’s major growth corridors."

The City of Joondalup is already home to 160,000 people and this new building will enable greater use of Seacrest Park by local sporting clubs and local families.

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 this to support local jobs and economies during the global recession.

The funding announced today builds on more than $830,000 already announced for six local infrastructure projects in the City of Joondalup.