LNP candidate for Mr Coot-tha, Saxon Rice, has secured $ 300,000 towards the beautification of the essential retail, business and service hubs of Brisbane’s inner-west, it was announced today.
An LNP government will deliver the funds for the beautification of Rosalie Village and Park Road Milton precincts, and will work together with the Brisbane City Council, key stakeholders, local businesses and residents to transform the key inner-west sectors.
Saxon Rice said today she was delighted to be able to provide support for the area’s small businesses – a vital part of the local area’s economy and community.
“It’s a fantastic commitment and builds on the extraordinary work everyone in the community put in to get our residents and business owners back on their feet after the flood,” Ms Rice said.
“It’s incredibly important to support small businesses in Milton and Rosalie after everything they’ve been through, and it’s a great win for our local area. The beautification project will further enhance our reputation as THE place to live, work, shop and dine.”
President of the Brisbane Inner-West Chamber of Commerce (BIWCC), Lynne Brown, said the LNP’s funding commitment for the beautification project was “wonderful news” for all the businesses of Brisbane’s inner-west.
“A beautification project will further enhance the area’s appeal and draw in customers for small businesses who are doing it tough at the moment,” Ms Brown said.
Business owners in Rosalie and Milton have welcomed the funding commitment, describing it as “the exact tonic this area needs.”
Owner of Rosalie’s Endota Spa, Maggie Jones, said the whole community had suffered physically, emotionally, and financially following last year’s floods.
“Saxon’s funding commitment is about building communities and doing that by supporting small businesses, ” Ms Jones said. “It’s fantastic news.”
Saxon Rice said funds would flow into the beautification project in the LNP’s first year of government.
“It’s an honour to be able to provide this commitment by an LNP government and help progress building on the good work the Council has already done,” Ms Rice said.
“We’ll be working closely with Councillor Peter Matic, key stakeholders, and local businesses and residents to plan and implement the community’s vision for beautifying these essential service hubs in our great part of Brisbane.”
“Rosalie will bloom and Milton will be magnificent under an LNP government.”
“It’s time to get Brisbane’s inner-west back on track, but the only way to do that is vote 1LNP.”