Keeping Government honest
A TOTAL of $100,000 funding for the Higgins Park Tennis Club for the installation of four new floodlit hard courts. How is it progressing? Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray said the State Government was progressing its commitments, including the Higgins Park Tennis Club’s $100,000 commitment for the conversion of its courts through the Local Projects Local Jobs Program.
“The Department of Sport and Recreation is administering the project on the State’s behalf and has contacted the club to progress the project,” he said.
LABOR promised the removal of the Oats Street level crossing as part of Stage 1 of its Metronet plan. Planning was due to commence this year, with construction to take place in 2019-20. How is it progressing? Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said detailed timeframes for the commencement The Belmont police station is now open until 7pm on weekdays. and completion of Metronet projects would be determined as planning matured, however the timetable of 201920 was achievable.
“Some level of planning progress has been made on all Metronet projects, including the Oats Street level crossing, however the level of detail varies from early or conceptual design work to full business cases,” she said.
“The newly formed Metronet team, working under Anthony Kannis, will evaluate work completed on Metronet projects to date and ensure that the design also complements or facilitates potential land use opportunities in proximity.”
LABOR promised increased police presence in the Belmont area, with extended hours for Belmont police station and an increase in the volume of random roadside drug and alcohol testing. How is it progressing? Belmont police station extended its weekday opening hours on Monday, May 8.
The station is now open until 7pm Mondays to Fridays.
Police Minister Michelle Roberts said the State Government would meet its election promise to increase the volume of roadside alcohol and drug testing.
“Announcements will be made on implementation of commitments when the Government is able to do so,” Mrs Roberts said.
BELMONT schools were promised a funding boost, with $7 million for a performing arts centre at Belmont City College and $430,000 pledged for upgrades at eight primary schools. How is it progressing? The ‘Local Project Local Jobs’ works at primary schools are being undertaken by the Education Department, with all funds allocated by June 30.
Belmay Primary will receive $50,000 for a new hardcover area, Belmont College will receive $80,000 for a changeroom and toilets upgrade in its gym, Belmont Primary will receive $50,000 for a netball courts upgrade, Carlisle Primary School will receive $50,000 for court upgrades, Cloverdale Primary will receive $50,000 for a nature playground, Kewdale Primary will receive $50,000 for a small nature play area, Redcliffe Primary will receive $50,000 for netball court cover, and Rivervale Primary will receive $50,000 for playground upgrades.
The Belmont City College performing arts centre project is set to commence in 2019-20.