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$1.2 Million Investment In Mountains’ Parks

By Office of Susan Templeman MP - Federal Member for Macquarie
Posted: 8 Apr 2022
Mayor Mark Greenhill, Federal Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman and Deputy Opposition Leader Richard Marles with Alby at Glenbrook Park today.
An Albanese Labor Government will improve key facilities at Blue Mountains parks, creating modern and accessible facilities for the local community.

Today, Ms. Templeman was joined by Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party, Richard Marles to announce this $1.2 million commitment for these key upgrades.

An Albanese Labor Government would invest:

  • $1 million for Mount Victoria Memorial Park
  • $100,000 for Glenbrook Dog Park 
  • $100,000 for Leura Dog Park 

Quotes attributable to Richard Marles:

“Susan has been listening to the community here in the Blue Mountains, she wants people here to have access to quality parks, which are modern and accessible.

“Susan has been fighting for the people in of the Blue Mountains in Canberra.

“Be it the bushfires or the floods, or key local upgrades likes this, Susan knows how important these investments in the community are.”

 

Quotes attributable to Susan Templeman:

“With the cost of living going up and up, and people spending so much time at home due to COVID, it’s never been more important to have quality, accessible parks close to home,” Federal Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman said.

“And with the price of petrol so high, people do want recreation options close to home.

“The funding for Mount Victoria would create an accessible and modern community playground that can be enjoyed by both locals and tourists alike, keeping facilities close to home for locals and providing incentives for those further afield to stop and support local businesses.

“Dog ownership in the Blue Mountains is high and dog parks are well used. The dog park funding would see shaded seating and water fountains provided in both Glenbrook and Leura, protecting people from the misty Mountains winters and the summer sun.

“The improvements would also increase the accessibility of these public areas. Seating facilities would more adequately cater for older residents, people with differing abilities, pregnant women and those with younger children.

“This is a major investment in Mountains’ facilities, a fight I have taken up beside local residents for so long.

“I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and working alongside local residents and Blue Mountains City Council to deliver an amazing space for a community that has long needed this type of investment.”

 
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