Feb 26, 2010

Nine new community projects opened across Redland City

Nine new community projects opened across Redland City

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

February 26 2010

Senator for Queensland, John Hogg, joined Redland City Council members, and the Cleveland community today to celebrate the official opening of nine local community projects.

Minister for Infrastructure, Regional Development and Local Government, Anthony Albanese, said that the Rudd Labor Government provided $842,000 to the Redland City Council for the nine projects from the $1 billion Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP).

“The Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program is a key part of our Economic Stimulus Plan and is delivering local jobs in communities across Australia by building infrastructure for the long term.

“Importantly, around 45 jobs were created during construction of these nine projects.”

“It is a pleasure to be here in Cleveland to mark the opening of these projects,” Senator Hogg said.

“These projects will provide new facilities across the community, from sports fields to bus shelters to bicycle parking – creating outdoor recreation areas, meeting places and user friendly services for the community and visitors.”

Mr Albanese said that in partnership with every council in the country, the Rudd Labor Government was delivering more than 3,300 small and large scale building projects, including new and refurbished public libraries, sporting facilities, parks and playgrounds, and child care centres.

“The Program’s remaining $220 million will be made available to councils in coming months, with the Redland City Council set to receive at least another $363,000.

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

“I congratulate the Redland City Council and the local community for helping deliver these nine projects, and helping build a stronger region for the future,” he said.

A full project list follows.

Redland City Council Completed Projects:

  • Redevelopment of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands Community Facility, Russell Island ($77,000).
  • New amenities at Capalaba Police Citizens Youth Club ($40,000).
  • Upgrade of Pioneer Park, Lamb Island. Upgrade of sports field and tennis courts and construction of cricket pitch and shade shelter ($50,000).
  • Construction of Point Lookout Walking Trail, providing a link between the local park with the nearby Point Lookout Community Hall ($30,000).
  • Construction of Hilliards Creek Track. New bike track to link other existing tracks as well as the school and residential areas in Ormiston ($215,000).
  • Construction of two outdoor physical activity stations ($100,000).
  • Installation of bicycle parking, providing convenient parking for bicycles at five locations ($45,000).
  • Bus shelter improvement program, upgrade of seven existing bus stops to ensure appropriate disabled access, and waiting and boarding areas ($50,000). Shade in Parks Program, installation of 11 shaded areas at play and picnic parks ($235,000).