TONY BURKE MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE ARTS
MEMBER FOR WATSON
PETA MURPHY MP
MEMBER FOR DUNKLEY
DELIVERING THE FRANKSTON REGIONAL ARTS TRAIL
An Albanese Labor Government will invest $2 million to deliver the Frankston Regional Arts Trail, connecting many of Dunkley’s premier tourist attractions with an immersive arts and cultural experience.
The 7.4 kilometre walking and cycling trail will wind its way from the Frankston Foreshore to the McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery in Langwarrin, connecting existing cycling and nature trails.
Partnering with other levels of government, Federal Labor’s investment will deliver:
- Nine sculptures and three murals with improvements to urban design requirements.
- Connecting paths to Cruden Farm, Ballam Park, Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve and Mulberry Hill.
- Pathways to Sweetwater Creek Nature Reserve, Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve down to the base of Oliver’s Hill.
- Connecting with the local Aboriginal gathering place – Nairm Marr Djambana – to help build and strengthen cultural understanding.
Frankston City Council has listed the Frankston Regional Arts Trail as a priority project. What is needed is a Commonwealth Government ready to partner with the local community to deliver it. An Albanese Labor Government will do just that.
Comments attributable to Tony Burke, Shadow Minister for the Arts:
“Labor is committed to supporting the arts and the tourism industry. What better way than with this investment in the Frankston Regional Arts Trail.
“Peta Murphy has been such a strong advocate for this project. I know that after the election she will get straight to work to ensure it is delivered as soon as possible.”
Comments attributable to Peta Murphy, Member for Dunkley:
“I’m pleased to be able to commit to this project if Labor wins the election this May. I have been advocating for more Federal funding to promote our existing tourism destinations for some years. This investment will support and enhance the artistic, historical and natural attractions already on offer in Dunkley.
“The new Frankston Regional Arts Trail will benefit everyone in our community, from young families to our seniors, as well as our local tourism and hospitality industries.”
Comments attributable to Lisa Byrne, Director of McClelland Gallery:
“The Frankston Regional Arts Trail will link a host of arts, cultural and nature attractions in the Frankston district, delivering increased visitation and greater enjoyment for all.
“We welcome Mr Burke’s funding commitment, and look forward to McClelland becoming a focal point for the Frankston Regional Arts Trail when it is built.”
WEDNESDAY, 4 MAY 2022
DYLAN STEED (MURPHY) 0400 615 862