Member for Hinchinbrook Andrew Cripps and Member for Thuringowa Sam Cox are working hard to deliver vital community infrastructure for the Northern Beaches.

Andrew Cripps says if he is re-elected and the LNP is returned to government, he will deliver $1.1 million towards the development of a new community centre at Peggy Banfield Park at Bushland Beach.

“In December 2014, I announced $1.5 million to upgrade vital community and sporting facilities at Peggy Banfield Park through the Newman Government’s Get Playing Plus program to help local sporting clubs and community groups” said Mr Cripps.

“As an extra boost to the Northern Beaches community the LNP is committed to delivering Stage 2 of this project, providing a further $1.1m funding to construct a community centre as part of the Townsville City Council’s plan to create an integrated services hub for the local area,” he said.

Mr Cripps said the Northern Beaches was a rapidly growing area of the City of Townsville and it was important that community and social infrastructure kept pace with the residential and commercial growth.

“I understand how important community infrastructure is to locals which is why I am committed to delivering key projects such as these as the Member for Hinchinbrook” he said.

Member for Thuringowa Sam Cox has been delivering important school and safety upgrades with the announcement of air-conditioning of the Northern Beaches SHS school hall and a pedestrian crossing on Veales Road.

“Air-conditioning the school hall will provide a facility that is better suited to our climate, not just for students but for everyone in the Northern Beaches area.

“The community need a place where they can come together, where they can meet, play sport and hold events, whether it is a local theatre group or indoor markets.

“I support the policy of opening up school facilities after hours because it strengthens ties in the local area and provides community groups with somewhere to meet,” Mr Cox said.

“I have also been working closely with Principal Barry Horner, St Anthony’s P & F, the Townsville City Council, Transport and Main Roads and Minister Cripps to deliver the pedestrian crossing on Veales Road.

“It is about the safety of our kids. This pedestrian crossing, combined with new flashing school zone lights, will make the trip to and from school safer for hundreds of children.

“This is the kind of outcome that can be achieved when everyone is on the same page and works together to keep our kids safe,” he said.

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