Kurnell Primary School Choir
Mayor Pesce, Scott Morrison, Mark Speakman
Mark Speakman State Member for Cronulla
A day before the 248th anniversary of Cook's landing at Kurnell, I’m thrilled that Scott Morrison MP - ScoMo and I have secured $50 million (half each from the federal and state governments) for a major upgrade of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, including new ferry wharves at Kurnell and La Perouse and a new visitor centre.
I’ve pushed for funding since my election in 2011 and spoke in my inaugural speech about the under-recognition of Kurnell. As Environment Minister I commissioned the community reference panel of stakeholders and the draft master plan now being exhibited for public comment.
This represents an outstanding opportunity to upgrade a site of major national significance to commemorate our indigenous culture and history, Cook’s own story, the meeting of two cultures, our modern heritage and our shared future.
The draft master plan is available at http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/…/kamay-botany-bay-nation…
PM Malcolm Turnbull, NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton, La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council chair Noelene Timbery and deputy chair Raymond Ingrey and Sutherland Shire Council mayor Carmelo Pesce joined today's announcement.