A village to the north of Dubbo will be provided with a new green space and recreational area as part of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Program.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has announced that Dubbo Regional Council successfully applied for $80,000 to complete the project, which will see a playground, irrigation system and turf installed.
Council will invest the remainder of the funding for the project, which has a total value just shy of $120,000.
“Unfortunately Brocklehurst doesn’t currently have any designated areas set aside for recreational or social gatherings,” Mr Saunders said.
“This playground and recreation area project will provide a meeting space for the community, and as well as having the playground there will also be turf and irrigation installed that will provide a green space for other activities.”
Dubbo Regional Council mayor Ben Shields said he is delighted with the funding.
“It’s with great excitement I welcome this funding to construct a play space for the village of Brocklehurst,” Mr Shields said.
“The village is currently without a play space so this is going to be a great addition.
“We will now seek suitable designs for the identified area before commencing a community consultation process to find the most appropriate and inclusive play space for the people of Brocklehurst,”
The $400 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.7 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is being invested in local programs and infrastructure that improve the lives of people living in regional NSW. For more information, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities