FUNDING SECURED AND DELIVERED FOR ASPLEY

The Morrison Government is continuing to deliver for all Australians and especially those in my electorate of Petrie.

By living within our means and getting the budget back in the black we are able to deliver on local projects that communities need.

I’m pleased to have been able to advocate for the people of Aspley in the south of my electorate, and this weekend I’ll be officially opening the newly built Government funded playground at Aspley East Kindergarten this weekend.

Maurie and the team do such an amazing job at the Kindy and support so many local children to learn and play in order to reach their full potential, giving them the best start to life and early education.

When the team at Aspley Kindy approached me last year and told me about the desperate need for a new playground, I put it to the community of Aspley in a petition and the results were overwhelming.

I wasted no time contacting the Prime Minister and putting the case forward and I made sure the project and need for this in our community was clear.

Securing $100,000 the kindy has now been able to remove the 15 year-old dilapidated equipment, and replace it with a brand new playground to suit the play based development of the children at the kindy.

It’s great for the children and the community of Aspley to have this on offer locally to support the development of our youngest locals. I can’t wait to see the playground put in action this weekend at the official opening; I might even have to give it a try out myself.

It’s not the only new development for the people of Aspley and the locals in the surrounding suburbs like Carseldine, Fitzgibbon and Bridgman Downs.

I’m pleased to have also been able to secure over half a million dollars for the Aspley Bowls Club so that they could realise their clubs long time dream of installing a cover over Green 1, for bowlers and the community.

We all know how incredibly important it is to stay active, from a young age right the way through into senior years, and in Australia it’s just as important to stay sun safe and protected from Melanoma.

It’s great to see that the Aspley Bowls Club is looking after its members and making sure that their members have access to the facilities they need so that they can stay on the greens, especially during the hot summer months in Queensland.

I worked alongside Member for Dickson Peter Dutton, and the Aspley Bowls club to secure $590,000 worth of funding to build the shade over the green.

Next week I’ll be visiting the club to officially open the new structure and have a round with the local members enjoying the shaded all weather green that we now have in the area.

This means that members will be able to access the greens all year round in any weather and will enable more tournaments and competitions to be held at the local venue, boosting jobs and also tourism in the area.

Not only is it great for the club, and the members but the locals having access to this will also be greatly advantaged.

It’s important to support local business and clubs like this so that we attract more people to the area and boost our local services as opposed to them becoming outdated and losing our vital community organisations.

The club says the cover and lighting means more time on the greens and opening up the venue to night bowls. I feel a barefoot bowls tournament coming on very soon.