Coure Reflects One Year On

Monday, 26 March 2012


Member for Oatley Mark Coure has reflected on the year since he was first elected and focused on the year ahead with renewed energy.


"It's incredible to think that almost one year has passed since the 2011 election, there have been a lot of positive outcomes for our community in that time, but there's much more to do," Mr Coure said today.


"I thoroughly enjoy the challenge, and immense privilege, of being the local representative for a community I love deeply. I've lived in the area my whole life and it's important to me to try and make a difference in the community."


Mr Coure's achievements to date:




  • Flashing Lights for Mortdale Public School and Oatley Public School

  • School crossing supervisor for Penshurst Public School

  • $4,000 grant  for Oatley Lions Club to host Seniors Christmas Lunch

  • Installation of heaters for Penshurst West Public School Hall

  • 64 new interns at St George Hospital

  • 97 new nursing graduates at St George Hospital

  • $145,000 to reopen St George Hydrotherapy Pool at St George Hospital

  • $400,000 for new fire engine at Mortdale Fire Station

  • $1.5 million for St George Community Transport to transport disabled and frail aged

  • $64,145 for school maintenance for Beverly Hills Girls High, Georges River College Oatley Senior Campus and Oatley West Public School

  • $64,095 for public school upgrades at Hurstville Grove Infants School, Mortdale Public School, Penshurst Public School and Woniora Road School

  • $4,500 for Seniors Week grants

  • $400 million to widen the M5 West from Camden Valley Way to King Georges Road

  • $35.5 million to build new emergency department at St George Hospital

  • Upgrades to Hurstville Public School

  • $1 million to upgrade Hurstville LAC

  • $10 million to upgrade Hurstville Station


"I've delivered on a number of my election commitments, and I've also been fighting for the widening of the M5 East from King Georges Road toward the Eastern Distributor and for upgrades to Oatley and Narwee Station," Mr Coure said.


"I've been consistent in my very strong stand against inappropriate overdevelopment in our community that threatens the village atmosphere and unique suburban environment. I will also continue with my Seniors morning teas and mobile office visits.


"There's much more to do and I'll continue to dedicate myself to our community and to making a difference. My door is always open to members of the community who need assistance, and I look forward to working with everyone in 2012 to make our community a better place," Mr Coure concluded.