House debates

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Statements by Members

Swan Electorate: Infrastructure

1:49 pm

Photo of Steve IronsSteve Irons (Swan, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I've spoken about the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program before, because it's such a good program. The Morrison government announced it on 22 May 2020. In the 2020-21 budget the Morrison government announced a $1 billion extension to that program, following strong community and local government support. This program supports local councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia, supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In my electorate of Swan, the City of South Perth is using some of this funding to upgrade the Morris Mundy Reserve in Kensington, where I spent a fair bit of time watching my son play not only cricket but also football before he went on to play for Port Adelaide in the AFL. The upgrade work involves repurposing the existing quarter court and the construction of a new, larger multipurpose court. The new court caters for a variety of games that can be played by small groups of people. It will have basketball and netball rings as well as space for ball-shooting practice and games, including three-on-three basketball. The smaller existing court will be retained and repurposed for table tennis; two outdoor table tennis tables will be installed on the existing quarter court. The works are expected to take three months. It is another fine example of the Morrison government's commitment to the people of Swan and the people of Australia by providing local infrastructure projects.