House debates

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Statements by Members

Menzies Electorate: Stronger Communities Program

1:49 pm

Photo of Kevin AndrewsKevin Andrews (Menzies, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

I rise today to commend the Stronger Communities Program to the various voluntary, charitable, social, sporting, cultural and school organisations in my electorate of Menzies. This is a program that can provide funding of between $2½ thousand and $20,000 for worthwhile projects and equipment for such organisations.

To give an example, organisations that received funding in the last round are: the Kevin Heinze Garden Centre, for the installation of a disabled toilet; the Wonga Park Wizards, for lighting, the Alpha Men's Shed, for an air-filtering system; the Greythorn Bowling Club, for a cooling system; the Doncaster Lutheran Church, for a kitchen upgrade; Doncare, the major welfare organisation in Menzies, for IT equipment; Doncaster RSL, for an upgrade to their entry and for repairs; the Kangaroo Ground CFA, for an outdoor area; the St Kevin's Tennis Club, for tree-root removal and the installation of a pergola; the Bulleen Templestowe Cricket Club, for a roller door and tables; the Eltham North Adventure Playground, for a shelter and BBQ; the Eltham Pony Club, for an all-weather area; and storage for the Eltham neighbourhood centre.

They are all very worthwhile projects. I commend this program, and ask other organisations to make applications through my electorate office.


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