House debates

Monday, 15 February 2021

Statements by Members

Bonner Electorate: Infrastructure

1:38 pm

Photo of Ross VastaRoss Vasta (Bonner, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I'm very pleased to share with the House that the Lota Skatepark and the Minnippi Parklands bikeway are two of the 41 projects to benefit from a $40 million Morrison government injection into local projects across Brisbane. The funding has been delivered to Brisbane City Council and will support a year's worth of employment and support to local businesses and industry across Brisbane. In my electorate of Bonner, I'm very pleased to see these two projects will benefit from this funding. Lota Skatepark will receive a much-needed upgrade with a complete replacement of the existing facility. This project will be funded with $400,000 from the grant, and council will work with local park users to determine the best design and elements to give locals a fresh new skate park facility for all to enjoy.

The second project will be the construction of a bikeway through Minnippi Parklands at a cost of $3.7 million which will connect Wynnum Road and Creek Road through the existing bushland reserve. Construction will get underway mid-year and will be completed by the end of the year, just in time for the school holidays. Thanks to the Morrison government, Brisbane City Council will be able to deliver a diverse range of projects across the city, including these projects in my electorate of Bonner. These local projects will put money into the pockets of local suppliers and residents putting a much-needed economic boost into our region.