Mar 26, 2010

Funding for North Shore & Northern Beaches communities

Funding for North Shore & Northern Beaches communities

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

March 26 2010

The Rudd Labor Government will provide nearly $1.2 million dollars for 27 ready-to-go community infrastructure projects on Sydney’s North Shore and the Northern Beaches as part of our plan to support jobs while delivering long term benefits for communities.

Minister Anthony Albanese made the announcement with local mayors at the opening of the Cremorne Foreshore Walk, which was also funded by the Rudd Government.

“The new funding will help upgrade local libraries, streetscapes, parks and recreation areas across the area including Northbridge, Manly, Hunters Hill, Hornsby, Palm Beach, Gordon, Cammeray and Mosman,” he said.

“Importantly, these projects are expected to support local jobs during construction.

“We will deliver this funding to nine local governments through the second round of our Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program.

“Already more than 3,300 community construction projects nationwide have either been completed or are underway through the first round – including $2.3 million for Ocean Beach promenade in Manly, $2 million for Drill Hall in Mosman and $2 million for the North Turramurra recreation area.

“Of course, the Liberal Party members representing the North Shore and Northern Beaches voted against every project that the Rudd Government has funded here.

“The funding that I’ve announced today will keep more people employed locally while building community infrastructure for the future.

“All of these projects were put forward by local governments as community priorities.

“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, and water and energy saving facilities,” Mr Albanese concluded.

APPROVED PROJECTS

Council of the Shire of Hornsby – $255,000

  • $120,000 Upgrades at Greenway Park in Cherrybrook
  • $35,000 Refurbishment of Willow Park Community Centre in Hornsby
  • $32,000 Refurbishment of Hornsby Library
  • $20,000 Refurbishment of Brooklyn Community Centre
  • $17,000 Upgrade to the entrance of the Galston Aquatic Centre
  • $15,000 Upgrade to Wisemans Ferry Community Centre
  • $11,000 Upgrade of the Esther Wait Meeting Room in the Hornsby Library
  • $5,000 Upgrade of tennis facilities at Galston Community Centre

Warringah Council – $190,000

  • $68,000 Upgrade power supply to JJ Melbourne Hills Reserve in Terrey Hills
  • $60,000 Upgrade of flooring at Warringah Mall Library in Brookvale
  • $26,000 Installation of photovoltaic panels at Cromer Community Centre
  • $26,000 Installation of photovoltaic panels at Manly Vale Community Centre
  • $10,000 Upgrade of the Facilities at Forest Youth Centre and Narraweena Hall

Ku-ring-gai Council – $151,000

  • $80,000 Refurbishment of the Heritage Interpretative Centre at Tulkiyan House in Gordon
  • $50,000 Refurbishment of Kitchen and Function Areas at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Gardens at St Ives
  • $21,000 Refurbishment of the Old School Building in Gordon

Willoughby City Council – $108,000

  • $108,000 Upgrade of the playing surface at Northbridge Oval

North Sydney Council – $102,000

  • $102, 000 Installation of new floodlighting at Primrose Park in Cammeray

Pittwater Council – $95,000

  • $95,000 Upgrade regional playground at Governor Phillip Park at Palm Beach

Manly Council – $75,000

  • $75,000 Streetscape enhancement in Fairlight Shopping Village in Manly

Lane Cove Municipal Council – $67,000

  • $67,000 Upgrade of the public square at the Lane Cove Library

Mosman Municipal Council – $62,000

  • $17,000 Refurbishment of rotunda at Balmoral Beach including waterproofing and painting
  • $15,000 Installation of a community events banner on Military Road in Mosman
  • $15,000 Improvements to the grand hall at the Mosman Art Gallery including waterproofing, concreting and seating
  • $15,000 Upgrades at the Rawson Park including new pathways and landscaping

Council of the Municipality of Hunters Hill – $46,000

  • $25,000 Upgrade of bicycle paths at Tarban Creek, Riverglade Reserve and Three Patriots Walk in Hunters Hill
  • $21,000 Upgrade of the lighting at Weil Park in Hunters Hill