Nov 27, 2009

New garden playground opened in Wodonga

New garden playground opened in Wodonga

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

November 27 2009

The Wodonga community today celebrated the opening of the new Sumsion Gardens Playground in Belvoir Park.

As part of the Rudd Labor Government’s Economic Stimulus Plan, the Wodonga Shire Council received $878,000 for this project, which is worth $1.2 million.

The funding was used for the construction of a new interactive playground set within several hectares of land on the fringe of Wodonga’s CBD.

The funding has also provided for new BBQ and seating areas.

It has supported seven jobs during construction, and created one ongoing job.

The Rudd Government is supporting jobs in local economies today while building the local infrastructure communities need for the future.

The playground caters for children of all ages and includes a range of musical instruments such as a xylophone, drum, and hanging chimes.

The new playground will provide a place for the Wodonga community to come together in safe and scenic surroundings.

In partnership with every council in the country we are delivering more than 3,300 small and larger scale building projects, including new and refurbished public libraries, sporting facilities, parks and playgrounds, and child care centres.

In fact, we’re making the single largest federal investment in community infrastructure through the more than $1 billion Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program.

The Program’s remaining $220 million will be made available to councils in coming months, with the Wodonga Shire Council set to receive at least $378,000.

This additional funding will support even more local jobs and rebuild even more of the nation’s vital community infrastructure.

I congratulate the Wodonga Council and the local community for delivering this great recreation and play space.