Apr 25, 2010

Community infrastructure opens across Mount Remarkable

Community infrastructure opens across Mount Remarkable

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

April 25 2010

The Mount Remarkable community today celebrated the opening of eight community infrastructure projects worth $200,000 across the region.

The event was held at the new sun-safe Wilmington Playground, also marking the completion of seven other local infrastructure projects.

Minister for Infrastructure and Local Government Anthony Albanese said the Rudd Labor Government provided $100,000 to the District Council of Mount Remarkable for the projects from the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP).

“Importantly, ten jobs were supported during the construction of these projects, providing a boost to the local economy.

“The RLCIP now totals more than $1 billion and is a key part of the Rudd Labor Government’s Economic Stimulus Plan, delivering local jobs in communities across Australia by building infrastructure for the long term,” Mr Albanese said.

The Wilmington playground project saw the installation of shade sails in the centre of town, allowing it the playground to be used safely through the hot summer months.

Some of the other completed projects include upgrades to the Melrose Memorial Park Playground, enhancements to the Melrose Tennis Club, construction of a walking trail in Port Flinders, and paving of a heritage-listed shed on the Port Germein foreshore.

“In partnership with every council in the country we are delivering more than 4,900 small and larger scale building projects like these, including new and refurbished public libraries, sporting facilities, parks and playgrounds, and child care centres,” Mr Albanese said.

“In fact, we are making the single largest federal investment in community infrastructure through the RLCIP.

“I congratulate the District Council of Mount Remarkable and the local community for assisting in the delivery of these eight projects, and helping to build a stronger region for the future,” Mr Albanese concluded.

COMPLETED PROJECTS

District Council of Mount Remarkable – $100,000

  • $30,000 Urban design upgrade of Booleroo centre.
  • $15,000 Construction of a walking trail in Port Flinders.
  • $15,000 Installation of four shade sails at Wilmington Playground.
  • $12,000 Construction of a covered are at Melrose Showground.
  • $8,000 Upgrade to the Melrose Tennis Club.
  • $7,500 Paving of the heritage listed good shed on the Port Germein foreshore.
  • $7,500 Port Germein recreation area upgrade.
  • $5,000 Upgrade to Melrose Memorial Park playground.