Opening Kauri Parade

13 Sep 2018 speech

Ms FLINT (Boothby) (13:53): I was delighted to recently officially open the Kauri Parade Sporting and Community Complex in Seacliff in my electorate of Boothby.

I joined my state colleague, the member for Morphett, Stephen Patterson, the City of Holdfast Bay acting Mayor, Amanda Wilson, councillors, club representatives and guests to tour the precinct and cut the ribbon on this state-of-the-art facility. The federal Liberal government under my predecessor, Dr Andrew Southcott, contributed $5 million towards this project, which has provided new clubrooms, a hybrid wet-dry hockey pitch, dual-use tennis and netball courts and extensive community recreation space for the Seacliff Hockey Club, led by President Daniel Roach; the Seacliff Tennis Club, led by Paul Starrs; and the Holdfast Bay Music Centre, led by President Pam Woodburn.

Special mention to Paul Bond and Jenny Newton from Seacliff Hockey, who worked really hard to get the project up in the first place to provide opportunities for other local clubs as well like the Seacliff Uniting Netball Club, led by President Brian Gepp. I want to acknowledge the work of the City of Holdfast Bay and the immediate past mayor, Stephen Patterson, who is now the member for Morphett, which made a contribution of $10 million
towards this project.

Demand for sporting facilities in my community is at an all-time high. As we on this side of the House know, when the economy is strong, we can afford to be generous and invest in the future of our sporting clubs around the nation.