Mar 2, 2010

Park upgrades in Ashfield

Park upgrades in Ashfield

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

March 2 2010

Minister for Infrastructure and Member for Grayndler Anthony Albanese announced today that Ashfield Council will receive $93,000 to upgrade facilities in Centenary Park, Croydon and Hammond Park, Ashfield.

A new kiosk will be built at Hammond Park and amenities will be upgraded to include an accessible toilet.

The Centenary Park upgrade will involve expanding the playspace equipment to include older age/teenage equipment, such as climbing blocks and rope frames with associated soft fall.

Centenary and Hammond Parks are located within 300m of each other with connecting road/bike and footpath routes, and provide complementary facilities to service Croydon and North Ashfield.

Mr Albanese said the funding comes from the second round of the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program.

“In just over a year, this Program has 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,” said Mr Albanese.

“Already we have helped upgrade the Croydon North shopping area and work is currently under way at the Ashfield Civic Centre.”

“The funding announced today will keep more people working locally to support the economy while building local infrastructure for the future.”

Further information is available at: http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/local/cip/index.aspx