Seymour Kings Park 2018 State Budget

Ryan firm on Kings Park despite Labor’s raw deal

02 May 2018

Seymour’s Kings Park will still undergo a major renewal if The Nationals are elected to government later this year, despite the project getting a raw deal in today’s State Budget.

Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan made a $760,000 pledge in April which would secure Kings Park as the region’s premiere sporting and events centre.

“I remain committed to funding Kings Park if we are elected to government, even though Labor has overlooked the project yet again in this year’s Budget,” Ms Ryan said.

“It’s disappointing Daniel Andrews would rather give $225 million to Etihad Stadium and pour $25 billion into metro cost blowouts than fund our grassroots community sports clubs.

“But this is the same Labor Premier who promised ‘no new taxes’, only to announce 12 new or increased taxes once elected, pushing up the cost of living for our community.

“Bringing Kings Park up to scratch is a priority for Seymour and if I’m elected to government in November I’ll make it happen.”

The funding promised by Ms Ryan will provide essential funding for the community centre which is currently home to the Seymour Football Netball Club, Seymour Junior Football Netball Club and St Mary’s Junior Football Netball Club.

It will also give Seymour Little Athletics a permanent space and modernise the Ken Hall Pavilion which is home to the Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society and Eastern Hill Cricket Club.

“We need to upgrade the current football and netball clubrooms to make it a multipurpose community centre of which Seymour residents can be proud,” Ms Ryan said.

“I want to make sure Seymour’s senior and junior football teams have decent rooms that can be used all year around.

“The funding will also deliver improvements to Seymour Playgroup which have been overlooked for years.”

Ms Ryan said the committee of management had done a great job looking after Kings Park but they still needed funding to implement the park’s masterplan.

“Daniel Andrews and his Labor MPs continue to ignore Kings Park but if I’m elected to government I will get it done,” Ms Ryan said.

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