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$40,000 to improve public reserves

Thomas George MP has announced the NSW Government will invest nearly $400,000 to support the development, maintenance and improvement of public reserves across the Lismore electorate.

“As part of the Public Reserves Management Fund – nearly $17 million will be invested right across the state to improve our public reserves,” Mr George said.

 

“We have 700 reserves, which are looked after by volunteers, who help care for facilities such as public halls, parks and reserves, swimming pools and sportsgrounds and I am proud the NSW Government is supporting these reserves that are often the backbone to our local communities.”

 

“Right across the electorate public reserves will be given a facelift to ensure they remain at the heart of the community,” Mr George said.

 

“This funding is so important for the managers of these important assets as it allows improvements to be made that will continue to benefit the community now and into the future.

 

Initiatives being funded are:

 

Lismore Girl Guides

$90,200

Acquisition of an engineer's report and to secure the underpinning of the Girl Guides Hall

Eden Creek Hall

$23,995

Replacement of the corrugated iron roof and guttering and installation of insulation

Murwillumbah Showground

$97,086

Restoration of steel framework and timber seating on main grandstand

Woodenbong Showground

$93,313

Reconstruction of Recreation Road, including drainage, road base preparation and resurfacing (Stage 1)

Lismore Showground

$43,508

Installation and connection of stormwater pipes to the grounds and pavilions and the repair and upgrade of the underground fresh water pipes

Woodenbong Showground

$15,855

Concreting of shed floor and toilet entry, repair of building and extension to roofing over entry and walkway area

Urbenville Reserve

$14,897

Upgrade of the stock yards

Kyogle Showground

$9,372

Installation of three phase mains and switchboard outlets and the purchase of materials to upgrade the Show Dog Arena

Kyogle Recreation Area

$8,000

Partial funding of the control of weeds using best management techniques for riparian restoration

 

 “By supporting these vital projects the NSW Government is supporting the role our professional and volunteer managers of Crown reserves play in the ongoing management of the Crown reserve system,” Mr George said.

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