The upgraded Ariah Park Skate Park is open for business the state’s southwest, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government.
NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke opened the improvements to the park, which were funded through a $100,000 grant from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. The fund also supported upgrades to the Ariah Park pool.
“Skate parks are so important to give young people a place to meet, exercise and hone their skills, expanding this great facility will give skaters even more to do here,” Ms Cooke said.
“In the past 12 months the NSW Nationals in the state government have invested in improving recreation spaces in Ariah Park, including the skate park and the swimming pool, helping to get people out and about and building stronger regional communities.”
Temora Shire Council mayor Rick Firman welcomed the project.
“This work has been driven by young Will O’Hare who spoke to council about 3 years ago about this,” Cr Firman said. “Councillor Judd has pushed this in partnership with the kids themselves raising money.
“Just seeing the joy on everyone’s faces was extremely heart-warming and we owe a great deal to Ms Cooke.”