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Labor Will Fix the Greenslopes Red Cross Hall

April 06, 2019

With Amanda Rishworth MP


A Shorten Labor Government will provide greater support to veterans’ communities in Griffith with a $1.5 million commitment to the Red Cross Hall in Greenslopes.

This commitment from Labor will see the old Red Cross Hall in Greenslopes restored as a local community hub for veterans. 

If elected, a Shorten Labor Government will provide critical funding to the remediation of the Red Cross Hall and give veterans in the Griffith electorate access to a safe and welcoming environment. 

Owned by the Commonwealth, the viability of the Red Cross Hall in Greenslopes depends on critical government funding.

After years of neglect under the Liberals the Hall has been abandoned and has since fallen into a state of disrepair. This is particularly concerning given the obvious presence of asbestos at the site.

Despite calls from the local community in Greenslopes the Liberal Government has stubbornly refused to take action.

In an uninhabitable state, the Red Cross Hall requires federal funding to see the site remediated and restored in order to be accessed safely.

That is why, if elected, a Shorten Labor Government will commit $1.5 million to the Red Cross Hall in Greenslopes in recognition of the contribution which our ex-service personnel have made in their service.

Labor will consult with the local community in remediating the Hall and making it useable once more.

Once restored, Labor will engage local veteran community groups to provide support and services which go to the heart of the centre’s purpose: the health and wellbeing of our veterans through community engagement.

Today’s announcement is supporting our veterans, ex-service personnel and their families through tangible outcomes.