Dec 7, 2010

More funding for Inner West infrastructure

Local parks, childcare centres and civic facilities are set to benefit from the latest round of community infrastructure funding announced today by Labor Member for Grayndler, Anthony Albanese.

A total of $373,000 will be shared among six projects in the Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville council areas.

Pioneers Memorial Park in Leichhardt will receive $91,000 to help construct an all abilities playground while Steel Park in Marrickville will receive $45,000 for the construction of a large picnic shelter.

The Ashfield Civic Centre will receive $92,000 to help fit out community rooms and the kitchen as part of the overall redevelopment of the Centre and Marrickville Library will receive $60,000 to redevelop its outdoor area to include a sunshade area and barbecue facilities.

The Deborah Little Children’s Centre in Dulwich Hill will receive $50,000 to replace its kitchen while Tillman Park Children’s centre in Tempe will receive $35,000 to upgrade its kitchen.

“These projects between them will support around 30 jobs,” said Mr Albanese.

“We keep hearing about the economic difficulties being experienced in Europe but this Regional and Local Community Infrastructure program has now invested more than $1 billion into projects across the country, supporting local jobs and keeping Australia out of recession.”

Funding was allocated to councils according to population, location and growth indicators, with councils submitting project proposals based on their notional allocation.

More information on the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program can be found at www.regional.gov.au