TURNBULL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR KOREAN THEMED COMMUNITY GARDEN

Federal Member for Reid, Hon Craig Laundy MP, was today joined by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon Julie Bishop MP, to announce that a re-elected Turnbull Government will contribute $1 Million towards a proposed Korean themed community garden in Bressington Park, Homebush.

The proposed gardens are intended to be positioned on the northern part of the Park beyond the playing fields. The investment is part of the Coalition’s policy to support our local communities and environments through the Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Programme.

The Garden will be a great facility for the entire local community and reflect the culture and heritage of Australia’s magnificent Australian-Korean community. The proposal includes additional car parking and infrastructure, along with magnificent Korean themed landscaping and architectural elements. All work proposed will be done to ensure the protection of nearby wetlands.

Craig Laundy said the Government’s investment in this project would help deliver magnificent recreational facilities to the Homebush and Strathfield communities and would celebrate the contribution that the local Australian-Korean community makes to the area.

“Our local Australian-Korean community is a driving force behind our local economy and the contribution they make to our broader community is incredible,” Mr Laundy said.

“This garden will provide a fitting opportunity for us to reflect on that contribution and the historic ties that exist between Korea and Australia.

“I am thrilled to be able to announce this funding commitment today, which will allow the local council to undertake further planning and preparation towards the establishment of the garden.

“We treasure the green open spaces that we have in the inner west and the commitment that we are announcing today will ensure that we can move towards having another valuable recreational facility for our community to enjoy for generations to come.”

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