State Budget funding to help improve Kingston facilities

June 12, 2018 by  

Braeside residents are among thousands of City of Kingston ratepayers set to benefit from projects recently approved for financial support by the Victorian Government.

Government Budget funding allocations, just announced, have included funding of a combined $6m to Life Saving Clubs at Bonbeach, Aspendale and Mentone.

Mayor Steve Staikos said the projects are important to locals and will allow each to be redeveloped.

Funding of $300,000 will also allow for planning such as concept and graphic design work for proposed new sports fields in the green wedge areas of Kingston, which incorporates all land that lies outside of the Urban Growth Boundary.

Cr. Staikos said several Life Saving Club upgrades had been jointly funded in recent years at Edithvale, which is currently underway, and at Mordialloc and Carrum.

He said the latest funding to redevelop Bonbeach, Aspendale and Mentone lifesaving clubs and planning of sporting fields for Kingston’s Green Wedge are projects that the Council looked forward to working jointly on with the Victorian Government. He explained:

“Kingston Council had sought support from the state government to plan for a new regional sports facility at the Delta site in the green wedge, so we’re thrilled that funding has been allocated.”

The State Government’s latest Budget will also add a further $75m towards the Mordialloc Bypass upgrade and $50m for the revitalisation of the Carrum Promenade. The latter is in conjunction with the removal of the level crossing.