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Funding announced for HP Barr Reserve Upgrade

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“I am delighted to announce that the Howard Government is contributing $742,500.00 for the vital and urgent replacement of the sports pavilion at HP Barr Reserve,” Sophie Mirabella, the Federal Member for Indi, said today.

“This will be a wonderful asset for the community, and has been eagerly greeted by local families who have been exasperated by several years of waiting for State Government funding. For too long junior sports teams have trained and played with substandard facilities.”

“Wangaratta is well known for its participation and involvement in sport, especially at the junior level and these new buildings and facilities will ensure that our children have every opportunity to succeed in their selected sporting endeavours.”

“This project will construct and fit-out a hall, meeting rooms and commercial kitchen for a new community centre in a sporting precinct which already comprises an indoor sports and aquatic centre, netball and tennis courts, sporting ovals and open parkland,” said Mrs Mirabella.

“This investment in our local community is only made possible by the responsible economic management of the Howard Government. “

This funding is provided under the Department of Transport and Regional Services’ Regional Partnerships programme and was pursuant to an application by the Rural City of Wangaratta. It aims to build on local community support to invest in important local infrastructure.

“Unfortunately, projects like this will be at risk under a Rudd Labor Govermnent – and not just from their poor economic management. The Labor Opposition has a clear track record of criticising the Regional Partnerships programme, labelling funding under this programme as a scandal and deriding important investments in our community,” said Mrs Mirabella.

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Written by Greg Naylor

14 June 2007 at 7:34 pm

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