NAPTHINE POCKETS FUNDS FOR HAMPTON PARK COMMUNITY RENEWAL

State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley condemned the Napthine Government’s decision to slash funding from the Hampton Park Community Renewal Project in Parliament earlier this week.

In a devastating blow to the local community, the Napthine Government has cut the flexible funds allocated for the Hampton Park Community Renewal project from $1million to $800,000.

Ms Graley said that the callous decision was made without consultation or thought for the hardworking members of the Hampton Park Community Renewal Committee.

“Over the past six years, the extraordinarily committed team has worked tirelessly to address disadvantage and neglect in Hampton Park,”

 “Yet this government and the uncaring Member for South-Eastern Metropolitan Region, Inga Peulich, the Chairperson of the Strategic Partnership Group, have decided to put an end to all their good work,”

“The Hampton Park Community Renewal Committee and local residents deserve an explanation; they deserve to know exactly where their money has gone.”

Local resident, Erica Maliki said she expected nothing less from the Napthine Government.

“This government has failed to invest in the local community, they have failed to upgrade local roads and schools and they have taken funding allocated to upgrade Hallam Station and spent it elsewhere,”

“It is no surprise that they have now axed such an important and vital community renewal project for Hampton Park.”