Big grants win for Harrington
Minister for Lands Niall Blair and Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams have announced the NSW Government will invest more than $101,000 to support the development, maintenance and improvement of public reserves in Harrington.
“As part of the Public Reserves Management Fund – nearly $17 million will be invested right across the state to improve our public reserves,” Mr Blair 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.”
Mrs Williams said Harrington is the big winner in this round of funding with two public reserves receiving funding.
“$92,860 has been approved to replace the public toilet block located at the Crowdy Head Surf Club while $8,265 has been granted for aerial spraying and ground control of Bitou Bush, Lantana and Asparagus weed in the Harrington Beach State Park.
“Public reserves provide social and economic focal points for the Harrington communities by providing halls for meetings and social activities, sportsgrounds, showgrounds, holiday parks, state parks, heritage sites, nature reserves, walking tracks, and recreational reserves,” Mrs Williams 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.
“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,” Mrs Williams said.