House debates

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Statements by Members

Lyne Electorate: Infrastructure

4:07 pm

Photo of David GillespieDavid Gillespie (Lyne, National Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Gloucester, Stroud and the small villages surrounding them are benefiting from our government's investment. Bucketts Way, which is the spine of these towns and villages, already has $21 million worth of works happening, or going to happen, improving the safety and reliability of the important trade route. I am pleased to report that working with MidCoast Council engineers we are planning a further $20 million of works. In Gloucester, Queen Street has received an upgrade thanks to the Roads to Recovery program. I'm pleased to see important investment is coming through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program rolling out on the ground.

Gloucester Netball president Sally Maslen and all the teams and volunteers were so excited to receive $300,000 for court resealing and the construction of new club amenities. In April, I met with Rodney Somerville, Harry Clark, Wendy and John Hughes and Jamie Searle, from Cricket, Twilight Football, Rugby Union and Tri Challenge, to announce $250,000 for a new canteen and storage facilities at the Gloucester Recreation Ground No. 1. And, in Stroud, local councillor Karen Hutchinson is always knocking on my door. I'm pleased to announce that, after negotiations with Regional Broadcasters Australia, the government has reached in-principle agreement to commence upgrades for improved television reception at Stroud, Girvan, Allworth and Booral.

While I'm talking Stroud— (Time expired)