Celebrating a big funding win for the Pallamallawa community, residents Col Pring, left, Pallamallawa Public School Principal Sharyn Pidgeon, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, Moree Plains Shire Deputy Mayor Susannah Pearse, Kath Walker, Denverd Halliger and students from Pallamallawa Public School in Nana Brazel Park.
Wednesday, 23 March 2022
NANA BRAZEL PARK TO BECOME THE ACTIVE HEART OF PALLY
A VICTORY for people power will see Pallamallawa’s Nana Brazel Park transformed into an exciting fitness and community space, thanks to a $50,000 State Government grant to undertake a range of improvements, announced today by Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.
A total of $150,000 will be spent on the park, with the Federal Government contributing $100,000.
Mr Marshall said a campaign by the people of Pally in 2018 put the project front and centre on Moree Plains Shire Council’s agenda.
“No matter the size of the town or village, quality parks and public spaces are vital for encouraging positive health and wellbeing and bringing the community together,” Mr Marshall said.
“A petition, created by the Pallamallawa Hall Committee, highlighted how desperate the community was for a local space which was safe, accessible and provided an outlet for people of all ages to be active.
“Pally is now getting its wish, with this grant to be used to construct concrete pathways and a children’s bike track.
“Very popular static exercise equipment will also be installed, along with fencing to improve user safety.
“I congratulate the community on this outstanding outcome – it will definitely enhance the fantastic playground and facilities already at Nana Brazel Park.”
Moree Plains Shire Mayor Mark Johnson said the process for creating the final scope of works was underway.
“The community’s wellbeing is a top priority and Nana Brazel Park’s new facilities will go a long way to ensuring that for the people of Pally,” Cr Johnson said.
“Pally is one of the areas targeted for development as part of Council’s draft Local Housing Strategy, a plan to help alleviate the Shire’s current housing shortage and addresses its future needs.
“Council is finalising the design with the Pallamallawa community, and at present, we are working on having the project complete within six months of start of construction.
“The park will become a great resource for socialising, fitness and entertainment and will also make the area more attractive to young families looking at moving to the Moree Plains.”