Fund­ing boost for Can­ton­ment project


Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

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.

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