Feb 21, 2010

Funding for southern Tasmania community infrastructure

Funding for southern Tasmania community infrastructure

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

February 21 2010

The Rudd Labor Government will provide more than $1.3 million for 26 ready-to-go community infrastructure projects across southern Tasmania as part of our plan to support jobs in the local economy while delivering lasting benefits for communities.

Anthony Albanese, Minister for Infrastructure and Local Government made the announcement in Hobart today.

Mr Albanese said that the new funding would help upgrade community halls, sporting ovals, parks and recreation areas across Hobart and southern Tasmania.

“Importantly, these 26 projects are expected to support more than 100 jobs during construction, keeping local people employed in difficult economic times.

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

“We’ve already delivered more than $3.3 million through the first round of the program for southern Tasmanian communities,” he said.

Duncan Kerr, Member for Denison said, “Local halls, parks and playgrounds bring communities together and make our neighbourhoods more liveable.

“By upgrading this vital community infrastructure, we’re supporting jobs today while making our communities better places to live,” he said.

Julie Collins, Member for Franklin said, “The funding we’ve announced today will keep more people working in our community, it will support our local economy, and importantly, it will build local infrastructure for the future.

“The projects announced today were put forward by local councils as local community priorities, instead of being determined from Canberra,” she said.

Dick Adams, Member for Lyons said, “Many of these upgrades will benefit local residents and make our communities more attractive for visitors and tourists.

“I am particularly pleased that proposals that help develop our heritage buildings and activities have been recognised as an important part of our infrastructure and I look forward to seeing these come to fruition,” he said.

Mr Albanese said that in just over a year, the RLCIP had 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.

“Some of these projects have been on the drawing board for years. By letting local communities decide, the Rudd Government is helping turn a community vision into a reality,” Mr Albanese concluded.

APPROVED PROJECTS

Hobart City Council – $87,000

  • $87,000 Extension and Upgrade of the Catholic Women’s League Community Centre and The Flower Room – to provide a new recreation and meeting space

Clarence City Council – $241,000

  • $241,000 Construction of a foreshore promenade at Kangaroo Bay

Huon Valley Council – $140,000

  • $65,000 Refurbishment of the picnic area at Huonville foreshore
  • $20,000 Refurbishment of Cygnet Holiday Park
  • $15,000 Construction of a kayak platform on Huon River at Judbury Park
  • $20,000 Restoration of Shipwrights Point barbeque shelter at Port Huon
  • $20,000 Replacement of boundary fence at Cygnet Oval

Kingborough Council – $222,000

  • $222,000 Refurbishment of Blackmans Bay Community Hall

Glenorchy – $230,000

  • $77,000 Redevelopment of St Matthews Church Courtyard in Glenorchy – construction of gravel path, two car spaces, grassed irrigated area, landscaping and furniture
  • $40,000 Upgrade of Playground at Charleston Place Reserve in Glenorchy
  • $50,000 Upgrade of the Faulkners Rivulet Water Catchment.
  • $20,000 Enhancement of the Main Road in Moonah – installation of seats in front of the Post Office and stainless steel skateboard stoppers.
  • $3,000 Upgrade of War Memorial Pool in Glenorchy
  • $30,000 Construction of Outdoor Exercise Equipment and soft fall at Montrose Foreshore Community Park
  • $10,000 Installation of concrete paths at Cadbury Sports Ground

Municipality of Brighton – $101,000

  • $101,000 Construction of sporting facilities at Pontville Park Oval

Southern Midlands Council – $115,000

  • $45,000 Extension of community centre at Oatlands
  • $45,000 Construction of stables and a carriage house in Kempton
  • $25,000 Restoration of the Historic Green Ponds Convict Watch-House in Kempton

Derwent Valley Council – $89,000

  • $25,000 Upgrade of facilities at the New Norfolk Caravan Park
  • $64,000 Upgrade of tourist access at the Derwent River

Sorell Council – $83,000

  • $3,000 Upgrade of the sports stadium facilities at Primrose Sands
  • $45,000 Upgrade of lighting facilities at Pembroke Park junior sports complex
  • $10,000 Upgrade of acoustics at the Midway Point Hall
  • $25,000 Upgrade of flooring at Sorell Memorial Hall

Tasman Council – $30,000

  • $30,000 Construction of a sheltered picnic area in Murdanna