-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
16th October 2019
Carberry Park Transformation
The long awaited adventure playground for Gundagai’s Carberry Park will soon be a reality with preliminary earthworks to commence on the site in this month.
The adventure park will promote a family friendly environmentally safe space, encourage strong community spirit and opportunities for all to engage in healthy and active lifestyle choices. It will also encourage tourists and visitors to stay a little longer in Gundagai, and spend time shopping and eating in Gundagai’s CBD, Sheridan Street.
The playground is being constructed under Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council’s (CGRC) Stronger Communities Fund Major Project Program. The Stronger Communities Fund is administered by Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council and is an initiative of the NSW State Government.
CGRC mayor Cr Abb McAlister said he was looking forward to seeing the construction start.
“This is a project we’ve had in planning for three years, and I’m happy to announce that it is now becoming a reality. We’ve undertake extensive community consultation, and had advise from experts on the location, the types of equipment needed and landscaping designs, we are now ready to go,” Cr McAlister said.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP, said she was pleased this was another Stronger Communities Fund project that will deliver benefits to the community.
“The benefits of this project reach far beyond a playground for the youngsters. Encouraging interaction for children and adults, keeping visitors in town for a little longer and being a meeting place for events, this project delivers on all fronts. I’m delighted The Stronger Communities Fund has been able to fund this fantastic project, I look forward to seeing it completed,” Ms Cooke said.
The preferred site in Carberry Park for the $1 million playground is expected to provide locals and tourists with picnic areas, play zones catering for toddlers, juniors and senior aged children. Installation of the equipment is expected to commence in the first week of November.