Celebrating the good news earlier this week at Inverell’s Waratah Park were Estella Ellis, left, Nola Blair, Priscillia Blair, Lynette McNally, Alison MacMurray, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, Elain Williams and Mayor Paul Harmon.
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
SOUTH Inverell’s Waratah Park is set to receive a makeover with $38,872 in funding from the NSW Government’s Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF), Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.
Mr Marshall visited Inverell’s Linking Together Centre earlier this week with Mayor Paul Harmon to meet with a group of local Aboriginal Elders and talk about the importance of Waratah Park (adjacent to the Centre) and the benefit of the enhancement.
“Inverell Shire Council will use the funding to construct three new picnic table settings with shade shelters and also install some solar powered lighting for the benefit of local residents,” Mr Marshall said.
“These improvements will complement the basketball court, play equipment and amenities block at the southern end of Waratah Park.
“I’m delighted that this funding will help improve the amenity and safety of the park and the whole South Inverell area.”
Mr Marshall said the new facilities would be used regularly by people accessing the Linking Together Centre for events and short courses.
“The Centre has a wide range of programs where the whole community can get involved and these new table settings will get a lot of use,” he said.
“This is all about creating communities that people are proud to call home, and I am looking forward to seeing this project completed.”
Mr Marshall said the enhancement of Waratah Park was among more than 120 projects across NSW that would benefit from $4.2 million in funding through the SHCIF.
“The SHCIF is a three-year commitment to build stronger social housing communities through improvements to fencing, lighting, disability access and a whole range of community projects including playgrounds, communal gardens, basketball courts and skate ramps,” he said.
“This project is a good start, but there’s still a lot more to do. The next round of grants will open later this month and I again encourage everyone to consider applying for them.”
To find out more about the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund visit www.facs.nsw.gov.au/SHCIF