Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Hollow promise - Abbott announces $12M funding promise for Penrith Sports Centre which has already received this money from the Rudd Government

Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese, media release, 11 June 2013:

The Federal Labor Government today announced it would contribute $12 million towards the development of the Western Sydney Community and Sports Centre in Penrith.
The Western Sydney Community and Sports Centre will deliver a state-of-the-art community hub that will enhance social and sporting opportunities to the people of Western Sydney.
Minister for Regional Development and Local Government Anthony Albanese said the community and sports centre will link to the existing Penrith Panthers NRL club facilities and deliver a massive boost to all sports in the region.
“The project includes the construction of an elite sports centre with a gym, a facility for sports science and medicine study and a sports hall for indoor sports, school sports and other events,” he said…..
The project is expected to be complete by mid-2016. Funding is being provided through Round Four of the Regional Development Australia Fund.

Western Sydney Community and Sports Centre (PDF 203 KB) Regional Development Australia Fund (RDA) - Round Four:

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, Liberal Party NSW media release, 13 August 2013  :

The Coalition will provide $12 million towards the building of the Western Sydney Community and Sports Centre in Penrith.
The commitment was made by Liberal Candidate for Lindsay, Fiona Scott and the Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott during a visit to Penrith by Mr Abbott.

As Mr. Abbott's election promises grow increasingly desperate, readers might like to click on this expanding map to see if Liberal-Nationals promises in their own electorates are already covered by RDA grants.

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