Kelly joined Minister for Housing Wendy Lovell, and Member for Prahran Clem Newton-Brown, as they announced $274,000 would be spent on a revitalised playground and community hub, and a new elderly visitation program at the Prahran Horace Petty Public Housing Estate.
The $274,000 comprises:
- $150,000 for the Prahran Adventure Playground, which will see the existing central playground redeveloped in partnership with the City of Stonnington. The project will include the installation of new play equipment and a multi-purpose softball court, a kitchen upgrade, a new toilet block and a shade structure;
- $100,000 for a new Community Hub and IT Project, which will see the existing hub refurbished, with an internal fit-out including IT equipment for the use of tenants; and
- $24,000 for an Elderly Visitation Program, which will improve social inclusion for elderly residents, training volunteers in Home and Community Care. Jewish Care, Inner South Community Health Services and the South Yarra Public Tenants Association will be partners in the delivery of the program.
Mr Newton-Brown, who is also the chair of the Community Liaison Committee for the Horace Petty Estate, said the news would be welcomed by tenants.
“The upgrade of the existing Community Hub will make a huge difference to tenants wanting to improve their education, training and work prospects,” Mr Newton-Brown said.
“I’m also happy to see elderly tenants being a focus, through a program that will help to keep them connected to their community.”