A re-elected Morrison Government will provide $5 million to deliver a new Blackwood Library and Community Centre.
Nicolle Flint said ensuring all local residents have access to community facilities was a priority because of the significant social, educational and recreational benefits to the broader community.
“This is an important project for the Hills community and will be of great benefit to residents and local businesses.
A new facility will provide a place for the community to come together and support the delivery of a range of programs and services,” Ms Flint said.
“It will also encourage more people to visit our community and shop locally.”
“I would like to acknowledge the efforts of the City of Mitcham in securing this commitment and look forward to continuing to work together to see this project delivered for our community.”
Blackwood resident Geoff Bartlett, who has been advocating locally for the development of a community hub for many years, said a new facility would put Blackwood on the map.
“This is a fantastic announcement for the Blackwood Community and I am looking forward to working with Nicolle and our community on this important local project”.
Federal funding for the Blackwood Library and Community Centre is only possible because of the Morrison Government’s plan for a stronger economy.
“Only the Liberals and Nationals have a proven track record when it comes to managing the Budget,” Ms Flint said.
“By paying down debt and growing the economy, we can afford to deliver funding for priorities in local communities such as the Blackwood Library.
“This is all at risk under Labor and Bill Shorten who pose the greatest risk to Australia’s economy in a generation with plans for $387 billion in new taxes on small and family businesses, retirees, housing, income, investments, electricity and cars”.