ALL ABILITIES PLAYGROUND OPENS AT COROWA
Member for Albury Justin Clancy today joined a community celebration to officially open a new all-abilities playground for Corowa just in time for Christmas.
“This is a terrific community space for local families and visitors to the region,” Mr. Clancy said.
“The new playground, park upgrades and amenity improvements will help attract people to Bangerang Park, building on other tourism upgrades that are taking place along the riverfront.
“This is a really important project for the Corowa community and one I am delighted the NSW Government has come together with Federation Council and our community groups to support.”
The project includes a new all-abilities play system with a twin tower and sky walk, sand and water play, balance and agility, spin dish, swings, sculptural pieces and musical items, new plantings of riparian foliage inspired by the theme 'Life by the River', storm water and electrical infrastructure upgrades and the construction of new public toilets.
Mr Clancy was joined at the event by Federation Council Mayor Cr. Patrick Bourke, General Manager Adrian Butler and other staff. Also in attendance were Kellie Laing from Rivalea Australia, Malcolm Druce, Neil Davis and David Potts from the Rae Taylor Foundation, Greg Dickens and Jamie Warner from the Corowa APEX Club, Bill Bott OAM from Rotary Club of Corowa and children from local schools.
Cr. Bourke said the community had played a pivotal role in the final concept design plans for the playground, with more than 200 children from local schools and the Corowa Preschool providing feedback on the draft concept plans.
“Community consultation has been a crucial part of this project to ensure the final design of the playground reflected the carefully considered feedback,” Cr. Bourke said.
“On behalf of Federation Council, I would like to thank the generous funding partners, contractors Enviro Culture and the project management team at Council for managing this project. This has been an amazing community initiative and I look forward to this new space providing many hours of enjoyment for our young residents and families for many years to come."
The Bangerang Park upgrades complement numerous other projects being delivered in the area, including the new Corowa Aquatic Centre development, the Ball Park Multisport Pavilion, the redevelopment of Ball Park Caravan Park and future foreshore activation works.
Mr. Clancy said that regional tourism injected billions of dollars into the state each year and was allowing communities like Corowa to diversify their local economies.
“We are extremely fortunate to have the spectacular Murray River right on our doorstep and these projects capitalise on that, attracting more visitors and improving facilities for the community,” Mr. Clancy said.
The $900,000 Bangerang Park Playground and Public Toilet redevelopment was made possible by a collaboration of funding partners including the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund and Stronger Country Communities Fund, Rivalea Australia, Corowa Rotary Club, Rae Taylor Foundation, Corowa APEX Club and Federation Council. It forms part of the Murray River Experience, a major tourism project aimed at boosting tourism opportunities along the Murray River in the Albury, Berrigan and Federation local government areas.
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