Under a Shorten Labor Government, Scout Halls across Whitehorse will be upgraded and refurbished with the facilities they need to make them into modern community spaces.
Tony Clark, Labor candidate for Deakin and an active member of the Scouting movement for 30 years, today announced a Shorten Labor Government will provide $750,000 to update the old and outdated facilities.
For some of the halls, the upgrades will also remove asbestos, a much-needed safety improvement.
“Being involved in Scouts for nearly thirty years I know how much of a role these groups play in promoting community and leadership for young people.”
“I am so proud of this announcement because it will mean these halls, many built in the 1960s, will now be upgraded.
“This isn’t just good news for local Scouting groups – our whole community will be able to take advantage of these modern spaces.”
The upgrades and refurbishments will be a joint project between Whitehorse Council and Scouts Victoria.
19 JUNE 2016