The Liberal Party has announced a funding commitment of $10 million to help Glen Eira City Council complete the $52 million redevelopment of Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool if a Liberal Government is re-elected in May.
$152,000 will be allocated to install EV charging stations at Carnegie Library and Murrumbeena Community Hub and a further $60,000 will be allocated to install a charging station at the new Bentleigh Library and Youth Hub, currently under construction.
Glen Eira Mayor Cr Jim Magee joined the Member for Higgins Dr Katie Allen MP and Member for Goldstein Tim Wilson MP for the announcements.
The new EV charging stations are an important part of Council’s Our Climate Emergency Response Strategy 2021–2025, with a target of zero net Council emissions by 2025 and zero net community emissions by 2030.
Cr Magee said this is a great opportunity for Local and Federal Governments to work together.
“We appreciate this initiative from the Liberal Party which is just the beginning of a rollout nationwide to make it easier for people to choose electric vehicles over petrol or diesel.”
“We also cherish the input from local community groups and their efforts to ensure we are taking action to mitigate against the impacts of climate change,” he said.
Council will continue to advocate for funding and policy commitments from all parties to support urgent and tangible climate action in Glen Eira.