Funding boost for Cantonment project
LOTTERYWEST GIVES $2.2M
THE City of Fremantle’s Cantonment Hill Project will get a $2.2 million boost thanks to a Lotterywest grant.
South Metropolitan MLC Simon O’Brien was in Fremantle on Thursday to hand over the grant, which will be put towards the $9.5 million stage one costs of the project, including landscaping and the installation of playground equipment and picnic facilities.
Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said activating the underutilised Cantonment Hill site was a significant project.
“For years Cantonment Hill has been dormant as a community space but it has massive potential to become a striking entry point into Fremantle and a fantastic passive recreation space all West Australians can enjoy,” he said.
“The revitalisation of CanCONSTRUCTION tonment Hill also presents a unique opportunity to raise people’s awareness and understanding of its heritage significance from both an Aboriginal and early European perspective.
“I’m very pleased the State Government, through its Lotterywest grant funding of the project, has recognised the potential of the site to attract visitors and become a major community asset.”
Lotterywest board member Andrea Hall, Simon O’Brien MLC, Mayor Brad Pettitt and Simone McGurk MLA.