Liberal Candidate for Hindmarsh Matt Williams announced today that an incoming Coalition Government will deliver $500,000 towards the Glenelg Foreshore redevelopment.
“Our funding commitment means that the ‘Activating Glenelg Foreshore’ project will go ahead if the Coalition is elected on Saturday,” Mr Williams said.
The project, which would be jointly funded with the City of Holdfast Bay, consists of removing the former ‘Scampis’ building and opening up the space between Glenelg Town Hall and the coast path for community use, as well as a new children’s play area and an outdoor amphitheatre for screening movies and sports telecasts.
“I’ve fought for funding for this fantastic local project because Glenelg is a key community asset and a focal point for local events, business and tourists,” Mr Williams said.
“The upgrade will revitalise the Glenelg foreshore and create a truly family friendly environment.”
Senior South Australian Liberal Christopher Pyne was at Glenelg for the announcement this morning
“Matt Williams has secured a great outcome for the local community. Glenelg is a premier tourist beach and is enjoyed not only by people from across South Australia, but from around the world,” Mr Pyne said.
South Australian Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham said the redevelopment would provide a fantastic new environment for locals of all ages to enjoy as well as a real boost for all of the businesses around the square.
“This announcement demonstrates the Liberals’ strong commitment to investing in South Australia’s future,” Senator Birmingham said.
City Of Holdfast Bay Mayor Dr Ken Rollond said he welcomed the Liberals’ funding commitment.
“The Activating Glenelg Foreshore project is a key project for our community and I’m thrilled that with this commitment the project can get underway,” Dr Rollond said.
“As one of South Australia’s most beautiful and easily accessible metropolitan beaches – supported by a strong retail and hospitality precinct – Glenelg was visited by over 670,000 domestic and international day trippers last year.
“This project will revitalise the Bay to further enhance the visitor experience, boost tourism and benefit local traders.
“By opening up the space between Glenelg Town Hall and the coast path for community use, Glenelg will offer one of the few community spaces in Australia with direct and safe access from the foreshore onto the beach. Plans include a children’s play area to encourage passive recreation, an amphitheatre-style area for sports telecasts and music, along with places for people to relax and simply take in the sea air and stunning views,” Dr Rollond said.