Mayoral Minute | Upper Lachlan Shire: Flood of funding will keep us active

Recently, the Upper Lachlan was fortunate to receive almost $1.2 million under round 2 of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

The funding will be spread across the shire’s towns and villages with $356,772 for shared pathways in Taralga, Bigga and Binda; $315,000 for the fit out of the Crookwell Memorial Oval Community Sports Centre; $150,000 to install flood lights at Crookwell’s Lin Cooper Sporting Fields; and $67,000 for the construction of a pergola at Breadalbane Hall.

John Stafford, mayor

John Stafford, mayor

There is also $300,000 for the Active Villages Project, which will see outdoor gyms – similar to the community gym at Crookwell’s Clifton Park – constructed at Gunning Showground, Dalton’s Oolong Park, Collector Oval and Taralga’s Goodhew Park.

Parks and recreational spaces across our shire are well utilised by people of all ages and often become a centrepiece for the community, particularly in our smaller villages. They are where our children play, where we congregate for family and community gatherings and where we keep our bodies active and engaged.

Council is aware of the important role these facilities play in our towns and villages and will continue to work on improving these spaces so they reflect the community’s needs and expectations.

We want our parks and recreational spaces to be a source of pride, befitting the important role they have within our community, so they can be enjoyed now, and for generations to come.

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