Published on 24 May 2022

Election outcome delivers funding for key Council projects

Labor’s success at the weekend’s Federal election will deliver nearly $17m in funding for key Council projects as a result of Council and community advocacy on election commitments.

Labor candidate for Higgins and MP elect, Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah committed an Albanese Labor Government to the following priorities:

  • $15 million contribution towards the $52 million redevelopment of the Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool;
  • $1.53 million contribution toward the redevelopment of the Packer Park Cycling Pavilion in Carnegie; and
  • $416,000 towards a new LED lighting system at Murrumbeena Park.

Glen Eira Mayor Cr Jim Magee congratulated Dr Ananda-Rajah on her win and said he looks forward to working in partnership with her to see these community priorities delivered. Cr Magee also congratulated the new Member for Goldstein Zoe Daniel, and continuing Member for Hotham Clare O’Neill MP on their election success.

“This has been a particularly dynamic election period, and I would like to acknowledge the efforts of all candidates and their willingness to meet with Council and explore opportunities for working together to deliver strong outcomes for the Glen Eira community. I’d also like to acknowledge and thank the outgoing Federal MPs, Member for Higgins Dr Katie Allen and Member for Goldstein Mr Tim Wilson for their service and commitment. I wish them all the best for the future.”

“A very big thank you also goes to our Glen Eira community. The support and advocacy from residents, sporting clubs and community groups has been fantastic, and enabled us to secure commitments from all major parties. I am very proud of what we have collectively achieved this Federal election.”

Council will now turn its attention to advocacy for the upcoming State election.


Media Release

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