Funding promise for Tuart Hill reserve upgrades

Labor candidate for Stirling Melita Markey with NSW MHR Stephen Jones at Robinson Reserve.
Labor candidate for Stirling Melita Markey with NSW MHR Stephen Jones at Robinson Reserve.

LABOR has kicked off the Federal Election campaign with a promise to fund further upgrades to Robinson Reserve.

Stirling candidate Melita Markey was at the Tuart Hill oval this morning to announce Labor would provide $1.5 million for stage two of the reserve upgrade if elected on May 18.

Stage one of the redevelopment started in January and will involve replacing the playground and fencing, and installing barbecue facilities, picnic shelters, a path network and accessible toilets.

The State Government pitched in $1.5 million for the first stage following an election promise by Balcatta MLA David Michael.

The City of Stirling had expected to fully fund the second stage, which will comprise upgrades to the clubrooms and changerooms used by Osborne Park cricket and football clubs.

Ms Markey said the funding commitment would also improve parking and cricket training facilities and. according to Labor, it had made “hard budget decisions” to ensure commitments were paid for through making “multinationals pay their fair share” and closing “unsustainable tax loopholes”.

“Supporting our local grassroots sporting clubs is a priority for me,” she said.

“I know the important role that these clubs play in making our area a vibrant place to live, work and raise a family.”

Liberal candidate for Stirling Vince Connelly has been contacted for comment.