Looking forward to the delivery of election commitments to Kingston
10 December 2018
Kingston Council looks forward to helping the Victorian Government to deliver upon the hundreds of millions of dollars in commitments made across the City of Kingston, in the lead up to the state election.
Mayor Georgina Oxley said that she welcomes the significant commitments made to Kingston’s roads, parks and sporting facilities, and looks forward to seeing many of these projects get started.
“The largest commitments made in Kingston include the investment in a 355-hectare Chain of Parks which will link Warrigal Road in Moorabbin to Braeside Park in Dingley Village, along with more than $400 million towards Mordialloc Freeway works,” said Cr Oxley.
The Chain of Parks are part of a $150 million investment to create more than 6,500 hectares of parkland and new walking and bike trails across Melbourne.
The Victorian Government has committed to spend more than $400 million on the Mordialloc Freeway, after the release of an Environment Effects Statement revealed that it will take thousands of trucks off the road in the south east. “This will commence this financial year with a budget commitment of $75 million. The project will also include a shared user-path along the entire length of the 9-kilometre freeway, offering a safer route for cyclists and pedestrians,” said Cr Oxley.
Other commitments made by the Victorian Government focus on improvements to Kingston’s sport and community facilities, including:
- $4.5 million for a new home-ground for the Aspendale Stingrays in Kerr Crescent
- $4.5 million to deliver new facilities at Souter and Corrigan Ovals at Dingley Reserve
- $3.5 million to deliver works to upgrade Regents Park, including tennis courts and pavilion works
- $3.2 million to deliver Roy Dore Reserve (in addition to already budgeted commitments)
- $3 million to deliver a new pavilion at Bricker Reserve
- $1.5 million towards the expansion of the Carrum Life Saving Clubhouse, and a
- $345,750 commitment to upgrade the farm road preschool.
In addition, the City of Kingston looks forward to the delivery of state government budgeted commitments, including:
- $50 million towards the revitalisation of the Carrum Beach Promenade, in connection to the level crossing removal works underway across Victoria
- $2 million towards the redevelopment of the Bonbeach Life Saving Club
- $2 million towards works at the Mentone Life Saving Club
- $800,000 to construct a female-friendly pavilion at Roy Dore Reserve
- $500,000 towards a new pavilion at Dales Park Netball Centre
- $500,000 to construct two new netball courts at Ben Kavanagh Reserve
- $125,000 for facility upgrades at Le Page Park
- $125,000 for the construction of a new green at Moorabbin Bowls Club.