THE HON. GREG HUNT MP
Federal Member for Flinders
Minister for Health and Aged Care
3rd March 2022
Alexandra Park in Mornington will soon have updated, state-of-the-art rehab and community facilities following successful planning approval being obtained for the upgraded Pavilion.
The Morrison Government contributed $2.6 million to the project, collaborating with The Bays Healthcare Group, the Alexandra Park Pavilion Project and the local community to deliver an additional space for local health, rehab and community sport, through:
- Community focussed health and well-being forums;
- Community educations programs;
- Allied health;
- Health promotion; and
- Sports related specialist consultations.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP expressed his excitement in seeing the project finally moving forward to deliver such an important space for the community.
“Thank you to the local community and everyone involved in getting the funding and advocacy needed to get this project off the ground,” Minister Hunt said.
“I particularly want to acknowledge Mick Wunderly and Martin Scanlon for their work on this project. Their dedication to the Mornington Football Club and their community is a testament to their love of the community and is a reflection of the feeling of so many in our community.”
“Local landmark projects like these are essential for the Mornington Peninsula community, which is why I was proud the Morrison Government committed $2.6 million to get this project rolling.”
“I can’t wait to see the Pavilion become a reality, to allow local sporting clubs and the community to come together, while providing an important space for community health and education.”
President of the Alexandra Park Project, Mick Wunderly said that last week they received the fantastic news that the Alexandra Park Mornington Planning Scheme Amendment had been approved by the State Planning Minister.
“This process has taken over two years which has been a very frustrating time for the Alexandra Park Project & the community,” Mr Wunderly said.
“This now means we can get on with delivering this much anticipated project, the next step is for Council to start the tender process which we are hoping will mean that the Pavilion construction will start in July/August 2022.”
“The Community & Alexandra Park Project have done enormous job over the last seven years making improvements to Alexandra Park Mornington. Sourcing funding for six new cricket nets & installing four new light towers, the cricket club built the cricket nets themselves. The Community & APP have also funded themselves an electronic scoreboard & two new coaches boxes as well as raising $400,000 towards the new pavilion.”
“This project would never have come to fruition without the enormous support we have received from our Federal MP for Flinders Greg Hunt. He secured $2.6 million dollars worth of funding towards The Bays Hospital consulting rooms which will part of the new Pavilion.”
“On behalf of the Alexandra Park Project I would like to thank all those member of our community who have contributed such an enormous amount of time, money & effort towards this project, I feel sure we are all going to be very proud of what we have been able to achieve together.”