Funding applications are now open to build new and improved inclusive play spaces, with $5 million available for communities across NSW.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the NSW Government has expanded the successful $15 million Everyone Can Play program to ensure more people can enjoy improved public parks.
“We’re committed to creating play spaces everyone can enjoy,” Mr Saunders said.
“I encourage Dubbo Regional, Narromine Shire and Mid-Western Regional Councils to apply for projects to build or improve play spaces in our local area, so they are accessible for people of all ages and abilities.
“The new equipment in Cameron Park in Wellington came as a result of this funding, and I’d love to see some more safe outdoor play spaces established in the region.”
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said this is the fourth and final round of grants under the Everyone Can Play program.
“This $15 million program has already delivered 108 new or improved accessible play spaces throughout NSW since 2018,” Mr Stokes said.
“It is a very popular program that councils have embraced wholeheartedly. It is an important way that we are working towards achieving the Premier’s Priority to increase access to quality public space across the state.”
Applications close on 25 June 2021 and can be done online by visiting the website www.openspace.smartygrants.com.au