Major boost for Mid-Western region’s green spaces

Parks, paths and parking are in for a boost across the Mid-Western Region, with $556,000 provided through the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the funding will deliver significant benefits for families and visitors across the region.

“From carpark improvements at Gulgong Pool and Mudgee Commons, to pathway and landscaping at Redhill Gulgong, this funding is going to make a real difference to the lives of people across the Mid-Western Regional Council footprint,” Mr Saunders said.

“Communal green spaces are vital in any community, encouraging people to get outdoors which is great for their physical and mental wellbeing.

“Thank you to Mid-Western Regional Council for prioritising these areas and ensuring they meet the needs of the community for years to come.”

Projects also funded include:

  • replacement of bridge and steps at Rylstone Common
  • carpark improvements at Mudgee Common
  • Kandos and Rylstone dog park upgrades
  • pathway and landscaping at Redhill Gulgong
  • carpark improvements at Gulgong Pool
  • new irrigation and turf at Coronation Park, Gulgong
  • condition assessment and priority works on Victoria Park heritage grandstand
  • new screens and fencing at Victoria Park, Mudgee

Mid-Western Regional Council General Manager Brad Cam said the funding will assist with essential upgrades to more than 12 parks and sports grounds throughout the region.

“These recreational park upgrades will help Council to improve the overall liveability of the region by providing quality, modern amenities within our parks, sportsgrounds, playgrounds and walking paths,” Mr Cam said.

“I’d like to thank the NSW Government for providing this essential funding.”

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