Zoe McKenzie MP
Federal Member for Flinders
19 May 2023
Peninsula Projects Underway
There were soggy sod turnings in the last seven days at two major Peninsula projects in Mornington and Rosebud. The Alexandra Park Pavilion and the Southern Peninsula Youth Hub are now underway with official sod turnings having taken place with Federal, State, Council and community representatives braving the cold to mark the important milestones.
The Alexandra Park Pavilion in Mornington, which was part-funded by the former Coalition Government with $2.6million announced in 2019, will partner with the Bays Hospital to provide a combination of sport, health, community, wellness, and rehabilitation services for our community.
The Southern Peninsula Youth Hub, also part-funded by the former Coalition Government with $1.5million delivered, will provide a purpose-built facility, providing youth health, learning and additional services in Rosebud.
Federal Member for Flinders, Zoe McKenzie MP, said that it was an incredibly exciting time to see these projects get underway.
“These projects have been in the pipeline for several years and it is so rewarding to see our investments coming to life”, Ms McKenzie said.
“It’s a great example of the outcomes we can achieve when the three levels of Government and the wider community, like the Bays Hospital and the AFL come together to support these projects.”
The Alexandra Park Pavilion had additional contributions made by the Victorian State Government, AFL Victoria, and an enormous fund-raising effort by the Alexandra Park Redevelopment Project (APRP) led by Martin Scanlon and Mick Wunderley.
“The team at APRP should be applauded for their outstanding advocacy, collaboration and fundraising prowess,” Ms McKenzie said.
“To raise $400,000 to contribute towards this project is a monumental effort and is probably record-breaking for our region”.
The Southern Peninsula Youth Hub also received funding from the Victorian State Government via the Growing Suburbs Fund.