Local MP calls for Abbott Government to honour its election promise to the Kyneton Community Park project

The Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters today called on the Coalition Government to honour their election promise to the Kyneton community and help fund the Kyneton Community Park Project.

“During the recent federal election campaign, Mr Hunt visited Kyneton and promised that a Coalition Government would fund $500,000 toward the Kyneton Community Park project and that this money will flow through before the end of next financial year”.

“Right now, the only noises we have been hearing publicly from this new Government are about cuts to projects, jobs and funding”.

“It’s time to get on with the job” Ms Chesters said.

“I support this project and firmly believe the facility will deliver enormous benefits for the entire Kyneton community by providing an appealing attraction to families with young children to rest and picnic in a relaxed, child-friendly environment”.

“This funding will enable the completion of a children’s playground, a fitness circuit including specific equipment for seniors as well as barbecues and sheltered picnic areas” Ms Chesters added.

Ms Chesters said she had written to the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott together with the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Greg Hunt MP , asking them to “honour their election promise to the people of Kyneton, now that they’re in Government”.

“The Kyneton Community Park is a key local project, led by the community for the community” she said.

“As the local Federal Member of Parliament, it is my job to stand up for our community and make sure the new Coalition Government delivers on its election promises”.

“I will continue to advocate for our local community to ensure the Government delivers
on its promises and to fight for our fair share of Federal Government funding” Ms Chesters concluded.