Feb 17, 2010

Funding for community infrastructure in Stirling

Funding for community infrastructure in Stirling

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

February 17 2010

The Rudd Labor Government has approved $246,000 for a ready-to-go community infrastructure project in Stirling to support local jobs while delivering lasting benefits for the community.

Minister Anthony Albanese said that this funding would go towards construction of outdoor exercise stations in parks at Carine, Yokine, Dinalla, Tuart Hill, Balga, Scarborough and Innaloo ($246,000).

“All up, this project is expected to support five jobs during construction.

“We will deliver this funding to the City of Stirling, from the second round of our Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program.

“In just over a year, this Program has delivered $1 billion to build and renew community facilities across Australia, making it the largest single investment in local infrastructure in the nation’s history.

“Already more than 3,300 community construction projects have either been completed or are underway through the first round.

“The funding announced today will keep more people working locally to support the economy while building local infrastructure for the future.

“All of the projects announced today were put forward by the local council as local a community priority, instead of being determined from Canberra.

“Many of these infrastructure projects have seen Councils and community groups search for funding for years, sometimes decades. By letting local communities decide, the Rudd Government is helping turn the community’s vision into a reality.

“Across the country the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program is funding local projects like sporting fields, swimming pools, libraries, community halls, water and energy saving facilities, as well as improving elderly and disabled access.

“I expect to announce the approval of the remaining councils’ projects shortly,” Mr Albanese concluded.

Further information is available at: http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/local/cip/index.aspx

APPROVED PROJECTS

City of Stirling – $246,000

  • $246,000 – Construction of outdoor exercise stations in community parks and reserves:
    • Carine Recreational Open Space – 47 Monyash Road, Carine;
    • Yokine Recreational Open Space – 100 Wordsworth Ave, Yokine;
    • Dianella Recreational Open Space – 347c Morley Drive, Dianella;
    • Grenville Reserve – 267 Hector Street, Tuart Hill;
    • Princess Wallington Reserve – 151 Princess Road, Balga;
    • Abbett Park – 101 Deanmore Road, Scarborough; and
    • Millett Selina Reserve – 6 King George Street, Innaloo.