Dec 14, 2009

Opening of Marrickville infrastructure projects

Opening of Marrickville infrastructure projects

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

December 14 2009

Federal Infrastructure Minister and Member for Grayndler Anthony Albanese today joined with Marrickville Mayor Sam Iskandar to open Marrickville Council’s infrastructure projects funded under the Rudd Labor Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program.

The major part of the $493,000 funding helped refurbish the buildings at Arlington Reserve in Dulwich Hill. Also included were upgrades to the kitchens at Marrickville and St Peters Town Halls, and new shade structures or repairs to existing shade structures at six playgrounds in Camperdown, Lewisham, Marrickville, Stanmore and St Peters.

Speaking at the playground in Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Mr Albanese said this project was just one of 3,300 small and larger scale building projects, including new and refurbished public libraries, sporting facilities, parks and playgrounds, built or being built in partnership with councils across Australia.

“The $1 billion Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program is the single largest federal investment in community infrastructure,” Mr Albanese said.

“Marrickville Council has also received $2.26 million to help upgrade Mackey Park in Marrickville and will receive another $193,000 for additional small projects.”

Mr Albanese congratulated Clr Iskandar and the team at Marrickville Council for helping deliver these important community facilities.

Further information about this project is available at: www.economicstimulusplan.gov.au