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Supporting Oxley's reserves

Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey MP, has announced a range of financial contributions for upkeep works and measures at our local public reserves.

Mrs Pavey said the allocations are part of the NSW Government’s Public Reserves Management Fund which supports the community’s highly-valued public assets.

“Our state-owned public reserves are very important for our communities and this funding will directly contribute to the upkeep of their amenity and infrastructure.”

Across the state, 440 projects will benefit from $15 million in the latest round of the Public Reserves Management Fund. 

“Here in Oxley we have 10 successful projects that will be funded in 2017-18”, Mrs Pavey said.

  • Bellingen Showground - drainage infrastructure upgrade: $60,203
  • Bellingen Showground - tree safety program: $13,201
  • Deep Creek, Nambucca Shire – removal of Groundsel Bush: $4,950
  • Grassy Head Reserve - weed control of the coastal corridor: $20,000
  • Kempsey Showground - replace and upgrade pathways: $37,865
  • Swimming Creek, Nambucca Heads - control invasive weeds: $16,500
  • North Beach Reserve, Bellinger Heads - install shade sails: $25,168
  • Macleay River riparian Crown Lands - control Tropical Soda Apple: $38,600
  • Rollands Plains Showground: new canteen: $50,303
  • Rotary Lookout, Nambucca Heads: various upgrade works: $29,080  

Minister for Lands and Forestry, Paul Toole MP, said $94 million has been invested over the last six years in the upgrade of showgrounds, the repair of buildings, bushfire hazard reduction, weed control and building new infrastructure. 

“Showgrounds are important community hubs. This year, 38 showground trusts have been awarded more than $2.5 million for much-needed upgrades.”

“I want to congratulate all of our hardworking Crown reserve trusts on the great job they do managing and maintaining our public assets right across NSW,” Mr Toole said.

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