PLAYTIME FOR GLEN YOUNGSTERS WITH NEW $700,000 PLAYGROUND ON THE WAY

PLAYTIME FOR GLEN YOUNGSTERS WITH NEW $700,000 PLAYGROUND ON THE WAY

Photo caption: Out with the old and in with the new – celebrating a huge funding win for Glen Innes to construct a new regional children’s playground in ANZAC Park, Anna Purvis, left, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, Penelope Glennan with her boys Elliot and Spencer, Oscar Purvis, Oscar Glennan, Mayor Rob Banham and Deputy Mayor Troy Arandale.

Thursday, 9 March 2023

GLEN Innes will soon be home to a new major regional children’s playground, following the announcement of a $500,000 State Government grant by Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.

Mr Marshall said Glen Innes Severn Council would match this NSW Stronger Country Communities funding with a $200,000 contribution to construct a $700,000 large-scale playground and family-friendly facility for local youngsters and visitors in ANZAC Park.

“This is an exciting project for the community – many mums and bubs use the playground every day – which is showing the wear and tear after 30 years,” Mr marshall said.

“There’s a been a local push, led by a number of young mums, for Glen Innes to have a new regional playground, like the ones built in Armidale and Tamworth.

“I’m thrilled council and the State Government have combined to provide the required funding to turn this dream into a reality for local families and visitors.

“The playground will be in a prime position in Glen Innes – a perfect stop off point for families driving through as well as opposite a doctor’s surgery which makes it a well-used facility.

“Glen Innes is experiencing a growth spurt at the moment and there are more young families than we’ve seen a long time.

“This new playground will be very popular and heavily used and bring more people to town, where they will also be able to have a look around and spend some money in the CBD.”

Glen Innes Severn Council Mayor Rob Banham said council was looking forward to getting the new playground underway.

“This is going to be hugely beneficial for local families but for the wider community generally,” Cr Banham said.

“It will help us attract more motorist off the highway and into our town and showcase the beautiful ANZAC Park, which we are very proud of.”

Local mothers Penelope Glennan and Anna Purvis have worked closely with Glen Innes Severn Council throughout the concept-design process and council is still finalising the features of the new playground.

Council is set to go out to tender on the new playground in the new few months.

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